DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM - Applying the Incrementally Modular Abstraction Hierarchy to a Complex System

Kenji Ohmori, Tosiyasu L. Kunii

Abstract

The new methodology for software development is introduced and applied to an accounting system. The new method is called the incrementally modular abstraction hierarchy (IMAH). IMAH has an abstraction hierarchy from abstract to concrete levels. Invariants defined on an abstract level are kept on a concrete level, which allows adding modules incrementally on each hierarchical level and avoiding combinatorial explosion of the serious problem in software engineering, while climbing down abstraction hierarchy in designing and modeling a complex system. This paper shows how IMAH is applied in developing an accounting system, which is fundamental in enterprise systems and a suitable example of complex software systems. At first, very simple example recording only journal vouches to a database system is used to describe methodologies of IMAH. Then, it is described how this simple system is incrementally developed to a conventional complex accounting system.

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Ohmori K. and L. Kunii T. (2007). DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM - Applying the Incrementally Modular Abstraction Hierarchy to a Complex System . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-88-7, pages 437-444. DOI: 10.5220/0002372504370444


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@conference{iceis07,
author={Kenji Ohmori and Tosiyasu L. Kunii},
title={DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM - Applying the Incrementally Modular Abstraction Hierarchy to a Complex System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2007},
pages={437-444},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002372504370444},
isbn={978-972-8865-88-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM - Applying the Incrementally Modular Abstraction Hierarchy to a Complex System
SN - 978-972-8865-88-7
AU - Ohmori K.
AU - L. Kunii T.
PY - 2007
SP - 437
EP - 444
DO - 10.5220/0002372504370444