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When Systems Engineering Meets Language Engineering.

Abstract: The engineering of systems involves many different stakeholders, each with their own domain of expertise. Hence more and more organizations are adopting Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) to allow domain experts to express solutions directly in terms of relevant domain … Continue reading

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Variability Management in Domain Specific Languages.

Abstract: Domain-specific languages (DSLs) have demonstrated their capability to reduce the gap between the problem domain and the technical decisions during the software development process. However, building a DSL is not an easy task because it requires specialized knowledge and … Continue reading

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J7 Deliverable – Variability Management in Domain-Specific Languages.

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Linked USDL Business Policy Specifications as WS-Agreement Templates

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Designing Service-Based Applications Utilising Cloud Application Platforms: A Development Framework Assisting the Design Process

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A development framework enabling the design of service-based cloud applications

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On the role of ontologies in the design of service based cloud applications

The wide exploitation of cloud resources has been hindered by the diversity on the provision of these resources and thus resulting in heterogeneity between them. Research efforts on the design of cloud applications, leveraging resources form heterogeneous cloud environments, have … Continue reading

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Leveraging platform basic services in cloud application platforms for the development of cloud applications

Cloud application platforms gain popularity and have the potential to alter the way service based cloud applications are developed involving utilisation of platform basic services. A platform basic service is considered as a piece of software, which provides certain functionality … Continue reading

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Formal Verification of Annotated Textual Use-Cases

Textual use-cases have been traditionally used in the initial stages of the software development process to describe software functionality from the user’s perspective. Their advantage is that they can be easily understood by stakeholders and domain experts. However, since use-cases … Continue reading

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Employing Domain Knowledge for Optimizing Component Communication

Abstract The emerging area of (smart) Cyber Physical Systems (sCPS) triggers demand for new methods of design, development, and deployment of architecturally dynamic distributed systems. Current approaches (e.g. Component-Based Software Engineering and Agent-Based Development) become insufficient since they fail in … Continue reading

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