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SPEM on Test: The SODA Case Study

Elena Nardini, Andrea Omicini
In the Software Engineering (SE) research field, several efforts are underway aimed at developing appropriate meta-models for SE methodologies. Meta-models are meant to check and verify both the software development process and the completeness and expressiveness of methodologies.

In this context, in order to provide a uniform way to represent, compare and reuse methodologies, Software Process Engineering Meta-model (SPEM) — an OMG object-oriented standard — is a natural candidate. In order to put the SPEM meta-modelling power to test, and emphasise its benefits and limitations, in this paper we apply SPEM to a more articulated context than the object-oriented one where it was initially conceived — that is, Agent- Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) methodologies. In particular, we take the SODA methodology as a significant case study in order to assess strengths and limitations of SPEM, given the peculiar SODA focus on the modelling and engineering of (i) social issues and (ii) application environment — essential aspects in the engineering of complex software systems.

Presented by Andrea Omicini
23th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2008), Special Track on Software Engineering. Fortaleza, CearĂ¡, Brasil
19/03/2008
This talk discusses the paper “SPEM on Test: the SODA Case Study”, presented at the ACM SAC 2008 symposium.