A rapid development model for meta-CASE tool design

Maokai Gong, Louise Scott, Yingping Xiao, Ray Offen

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This paper presents a rapid development model for meta-CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) toolset design that can be customised to specific CASE tools. In this model, we address the methodology customisation through direct graph manipulation. Rapid prototyping modelling is employed to support this design with an easy to learn and use Graphic User Interface (GUI). It also emphasizes the ability to be an integrated platform for users to dynamically plug their own functionality into existing tools. Large and complex methodologies and projects can be supported due to the hierarchical design mechanism and flexible type definition method of the model. The use of powerful GUI classes of the model can greatly lighten developer work load. Through the implementation, our design model is verified and the results are satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling - ER 1997
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling Los Angeles, California, USA, November3–5, 1997 Proceedings
EditorsDavid W. Embley, Robert C. Goldstein
Place of PublicationBerlin; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783540696308
ISBN (Print)3540636994, 9783540636991
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997
Event16th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER - 1997 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 19975 Nov 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other16th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER - 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles


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