Authors: Maria-Cruz Valiente
Addresses: Computer Science Department, University of Alcala, Polytechnic Building, Ctra. Barcelona km. 33.6, 28871, Alcala de Henares (Madrid), Spain
Abstract: Despite years of research, dealing with software complexity is still considered to be a challenging problem in Software Engineering. Software development is a complex process which requires the creation and management of a great deal of artefacts. In this vein, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) has become a reference approach in software development. This paper presents a systematic review of the literature related to the integration of ontologies into the MDE approach. The objective of this paper is to provide an unbiased and up-to-date framework that helps software engineering researchers to identify new research activities and take advantage of this integration.
Keywords: MDE; model-driven engineering; MDA; model-driven architecture; model-driven software development; ontologies; software complexity; software engineering.
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2010 Vol.5 No.2, pp.134 - 150
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