The application-based domain analysis approach and its object-process methodology implementation

Arnon Sturm, Dov Dori, Onn Shehory

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Domain engineering can simplify the development of software systems in specific domains. During domain analysis, the first step of domain engineering, the domain is modeled at an abstract level, providing guidelines for modeling applications within that domain. Drawbacks of existing domain analysis approaches include poor guidelines for domain-specific application modeling, insufficient validations capability, and limited usability. In this paper we apply the Application-based Domain Modeling (ADOM) to the Object-Process Methodology (OPM). This application requires the extension of OPM with a classification mechanism. Showing that the ADOM-OPM approach overcomes limitations of existing approaches, we further verify experimentally that the level of correctness of an ADOM extended OPM model is higher than that achieved without the extension. Finally, we ensure that the proposed extension does not degrade the generic vanilla form of OPM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1142
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Domain analysis
  • Domain engineering
  • Information systems development
  • Object-process methodology
  • Software product line engineering


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