OPCAT - A bimodal case tool for object-process based system development Conference Paper uri icon


  • Object-Process CASE Tool (OPCAT), which supports system development using Object- Process Methodology, meets the challenges of next generation CASE tools by providing a complete integrated software and system development environment. The main reasons for which CASE tools have spread at a lower pace than expected are their limited support of a particular method, high cost, lack of measurable returns, and unrealistic user expectations. Although many CASE tools implement familiar methods, their consistency checking and simulation capabilities are limited, if not inexistent, and the syntax and semantics of their graphic notations may not be clear to novice users. Based on two human cognition principles, OPCAT enables balanced modeling of the structural and behavioral aspects of systems in a single view through a bimodal visual-lingual representation. Due to this …

publication date

  • January 1, 2003