Model-driven Structural Design of Software-intensive Systems Using SysML Blocks and UML Classes

Marcel da Silva Melo, Michel S. Soares


One particular characteristic of software-intensive systems is that software is a fundamental component together with other components. For the software design counterpart, both for structural and dynamic views, UML is one of the most used modeling language. However, UML is weak in modeling elements of a software-intensive system that are not software. This is the main reason why the Systems Modeling Language (SysML), a UML profile, was introduced by OMG. One objective of this article is to combine the SysML Block diagram and the UML Class diagram to design the structural view of a software-intensive system architecture. A meta-model describing the relationship between the two diagrams and an automatic model-driven transformation using the ATL language are proposed. The evaluation was performed by applying the meta-model in practice to develop software-intensive systems in the field of road traffic management, as shown in the case study.


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da Silva Melo M. and S. Soares M. (2014). Model-driven Structural Design of Software-intensive Systems Using SysML Blocks and UML Classes . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-028-4, pages 193-200. DOI: 10.5220/0004871301930200

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author={Marcel da Silva Melo and Michel S. Soares},
title={Model-driven Structural Design of Software-intensive Systems Using SysML Blocks and UML Classes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Model-driven Structural Design of Software-intensive Systems Using SysML Blocks and UML Classes
SN - 978-989-758-028-4
AU - da Silva Melo M.
AU - S. Soares M.
PY - 2014
SP - 193
EP - 200
DO - 10.5220/0004871301930200