Roundtrip architectural modeling

Leszek A. Maciaszek*

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This paper puts forward a proposition that the production of enterprise information systems must embrace a roundtrip architectural modeling lifecycle. Such a lifecycle begins with the definition of a meta-architecture aimed at minimizing and managing software complexity. It then embraces various supportability metrics to ensure that the implementation conforms to the architectural design and that the resulting system is supportable, i.e. understandable, maintainable, and scalable. The paper describes the meta-architecture called PCMEF (Presentation, Control, Mediator, Entity, Foundation), explains the dependency management principles in PCMEF, presents selected supportability metrics, describes a tool for the roundtrip development with metrics, defines the overall process for roundtrip architectural modeling, and compares the PCMEF approach with the OMG's MDA (Model Driven Architecture) framework. Copyright (c) 2005, Australian Computer Society, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPCCM '05 Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Pacific conference on Conceptual modelling
EditorsSven Hartmann, Markus Stumptner
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherAustralian Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1920682252, 9781920682255
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM - 2005 - Newcastle, Australia
Duration: 30 Jan 20054 Feb 2005


Other2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling, APCCM - 2005


  • Architectural design
  • MDA
  • Modeling
  • Quality metrics
  • Roundtrip engineering
  • Supportability
  • System development
  • UML


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