Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Rossak, Wilhelm

Second Advisor

Peter A. Ng


The GenSIF framework which is targeted towards very large, distributed, and complex software systems recently has been proposed to accomplish a form of systems engineering and systems development in which the issue of systems integration is considered from the beginning on.

One of the components of GenSIF is domain analysis. Domain analysis leads to the design of a domain model. The specific needs GenSIF has in that area were investigated with an emphasis on domain modeling. Main points addressed in that investigation were the issue regarding the relevant information for the domain modeling process and the required type of domain model.

Based on these results, an approach to domain modeling for GenSIF was developed that provides a specific graphical notation which allows to create a semiformal kind of domain model. A few modeling examples for the application domain "university department" were designed to evaluate this notation.

In addition, the major aspects of the application of a computer based tool with respect to domain analysis as a concept of GenSIF were analysed.



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