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Viewpoint-Based Modeling - Towards Defining the Viewpoint Concept and Implications for Supporting Modeling Tools

Klaus Fischer; Dima Panfilenko; Julian Krumeich; Marc Born; Philippe Desfray
In: EMISA 2012 - Der Mensch im Zentrum der Modellierung. International Workshop on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA-12), September 13-14, Wien, Austria, Pages 123-136, GI-Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), No. 206, ISBN 978-3-88579-600-8, Köllen Druck+Verlag GmbH, Bonn, 9/2012.


Viewpoint-based modeling is an important recent development in software engineering that is likely to boost the wider use of modeling techniques because it allows to tailor existing tools with respect to the different stakeholders in software design. The paper reports on results from the VIBAM project in which viewpoint concepts are investigated. We give an overview of the most important contributions from literature regarding viewpoint concepts from which we derived the position that we take in the VIBAM project. After presenting VIBAM’s position we derive features that we consider important for tools that support viewpoint features. We plan to integrate these features in the commercial modeling tools MODELIO and MEDINI to the end of the VIBAM project.