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COSTA, Carlos Alberto. The application of UML to support computational systems design within a reference model framework. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2001, vol.8, n.1, pp. 19-36. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X2001000100003.
The development of information systems to support design and manufacturing activities should follow a reference model in order to be compatible with major systems architectures. RM-ODP (Reference Model Open Distributed Processing) provides five level viewpoints against which information systems development can be compared and classified. The RM-ODP does not dictate how the information system should be designed and implemented. Rather it highlights the content of the essential views of the system, which must be considered and hence facilitates comparison of alternatives systems. In contrast, computational methodologies provide ways to design and build information systems but usually do not take reference models into consideration. This paper shows how reference models and computational methodologies can be used in harmony, and demonstrates this through the application of a Use Case and UML combined methodology across the RM-ODP viewpoints. Injection mould design is used as an example to the UML representation diagrams.
Keywords : information modelling; RM-ODP; UML.