Transforming object-oriented to process-oriented models

Redding, Guy M., Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Iordachescu, Adrian (2008) Transforming object-oriented to process-oriented models. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 49, pp. 132-143.

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Object-oriented modelling is an established approach to document the information systems. In an object model, a system is captured in terms of object types and associations, state machines, collaboration diagrams, etc. Process modeling on the other hand, provides a different approach whereby behaviour is captured in terms of activities, flow dependencies, resources, etc. These two approaches have their relative advantages. In object models, behaviour is split across object types, whereas in process models, behaviour is captured along chains of logically related tasks. Also, object models and process models lend themselves to different styles of implementation. There is an opportunity to leverage the relative advantages of object models and process models by creating integrated meta-models and transformations so that modellers can switch between these views. In this paper we define a transformation from a meta-model for object behavior modeling to a meta-model for process modeling. The transformation relies on the identification of causal relations in the object model. These relations are encoded in a heuristics net from which a process model is derived.

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ID Code: 15162
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Object model, Process model, Model transformation
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78238-4_15
ISBN: 9783540782377
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer Software not elsewhere classified (080399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2014 03:57

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