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Tool Support for the Navigation in Graphical Models


Reinhard, T; Meier, S; Stoiber, R; Cramer, C; Glinz, M (2008). Tool Support for the Navigation in Graphical Models. In: 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'08), Leipzig, Germany, 10 May 2008 - 18 May 2008, 823-826.

Abstract

Graphical models are omnipresent in the software engineering field, but most current graphical modeling languages do not scale with the increasing size and complexity of today’s systems. The navigation in the diagrams becomes a major problem especially if different aspects of the system are scattered over multiple, only loosely coupled diagrams.
In this paper we present the hierarchical navigation capabilities of the Adora modeling tool. The user of this tool can freely control the level of detail in different parts of the model to reduce the size and complexity of the diagrams being displayed. Our fisheye visualization technique makes it possible to integrate all modeling aspects (structure, data, behavior, etc.) in one coherent model while keeping the size and complexity of the diagrams within reasonable limits.

Abstract

Graphical models are omnipresent in the software engineering field, but most current graphical modeling languages do not scale with the increasing size and complexity of today’s systems. The navigation in the diagrams becomes a major problem especially if different aspects of the system are scattered over multiple, only loosely coupled diagrams.
In this paper we present the hierarchical navigation capabilities of the Adora modeling tool. The user of this tool can freely control the level of detail in different parts of the model to reduce the size and complexity of the diagrams being displayed. Our fisheye visualization technique makes it possible to integrate all modeling aspects (structure, data, behavior, etc.) in one coherent model while keeping the size and complexity of the diagrams within reasonable limits.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:18 May 2008
Deposited On:28 Jan 2009 15:48
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 15:49
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
ISBN:978-1-60558-079-1
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1368088.1368211

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