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An Ontological Framework for Model Driven Development

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    Dr Zhao
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Project Description

The original idea of Object Management Group (OMG)’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is the separation of business logic from the implementation technology so that the two can co-evolve independently. The vision of MDA is that business experts can specify their requirements using models and software developers can transform business models into working software systems.

However, until now, most work on MDA has concentrated on transforming the models in the late stages of software development. Consequently, creating business models has been left as a manual process, which is often time consuming and error-prone.

This project will solve this problem through developing an ontological framework to support different business ontologies. The framework will represent business concepts and models in a way similar to biological classification. Based on such a framework, the project will develop an automated model generation approach.

Funding Notes

Candidates who have been offered a place for PhD study in the School of Computer Science may be considered for funding by the School. Further details on School funding can be found at: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/funding/school-studentships/.

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