Realizing Communication Services using Model-Driven Development

Y. Wang, P.J. Clarke, Y. Wu, A.A. Allen, and Y. Deng (USA)

Keywords

Modelingdriven development, Communication services,MetaModel.

Abstract

The advances in technology to support complex commu nication services, such as the pervasiveness of mobile de vices and the convergence of multimedia communication over digital networks, has resulted in a need for a new ap proach to model and realize communication services. The stovepipe approach used to develop today’s communica tion applications is no longer effective since it results in a lengthy and costly development cycle. In this paper we present an approach that allows a user (end-user or domain expert) to model and realize communication services us ing a model-driven approach. We describe a semi-formal communication logic which is the meta-model for creat ing instances of user communication services. To show the applicability of our approach we demonstrate how models are created and realized using our prototype and a scenario from the healthcare domain.

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