Design module: A modularity vision beyond code: Not only program code but also a design model is a module

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Abstract

We propose a new modularity vision to integrate design modeling with programming. A system consists of not only program code but also design models. However, design models such as UML diagrams have been treated as not modules but complementary documents. This paper provides a novel idea that treats a design model as a first-class software module termed design module. A system cannot be complied without design modules. A developer has to create and modify not only program modules but also design modules. To realize design modules, we introduce Archface, an architectural interface mechanism. Archface exposes architectural points shared between design and code. Archface plays a role as a design interface for a design module and as a program interface for a program module. Arch-face type system automatically checks the consistency between design and code. Our approach can integrate research on design modeling with research on programming in terms of modularity. Additional costs are not needed to introduce design modules, because Archface descriptions can be generated from a model editor and Archface is just an extension of the notion of program interfaces. That is, we can substitute Archface for traditional program interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 5th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering, MiSE 2013 - Proceedings
Pages44-50
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 5th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering, MiSE 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 18 2013May 19 2013

Publication series

NameICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems
ISSN (Print)2157-2305
ISSN (Electronic)2156-7891

Other

Other2013 5th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering, MiSE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period5/18/135/19/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Ubayashi, N., & Kamei, Y. (2013). Design module: A modularity vision beyond code: Not only program code but also a design model is a module. In 2013 5th International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering, MiSE 2013 - Proceedings (pp. 44-50). [6595295] (ICSE Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/MiSE.2013.6595295