Journal of Computer Science

Integrating Software Architecture Concepts into the MDA Platform with UML Profile

Adel Alti, Tahar Khammaci and Adel Smeda

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2007.793.802

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 3, Issue 10

Pages 793-802

Abstract

Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) provide an abstract representation of software systems. Achieving a concrete mapping of such representation into the implementation is one of the principal aspects of MDA (Model Driven Architecture). Integration of ADLs within MDA confers to the MDA platform a higher level of abstraction and a degree of reuse of ADLs. Indeed they have significantly different platform metamodels which make the definition of mapping rules complex. This complexity is clearly noticeable when some software architecture concepts cannot be easily mapped to MDA platform. In this research, we propose to integrate software architecture within MDA. We define also strategy for direct transformation using a UML profile. It represents both software architecture model (PIM) and MDA platform model (PSM) in UML meta-model then elaborates transformation rules between results UML meta-models. The goal is to automate the process of deriving implementation platform from software concepts.

Copyright

© 2007 Adel Alti, Tahar Khammaci and Adel Smeda. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.