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A Toolset for the Reengineering of Complex Computer Systems
Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference and Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems: Monterey, CA
  • Franz J. Kurfess, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Mrinalini Lankala, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Ashok Vantipalli, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Lonnie R. Welch, University of Texas at Arlington
Publication Date
3-24-1997
Abstract
This paper describes a set of tools for the reengineering of computer-based systems, in particular software. The toolset is based on an abstract intermediate representation (IR) which incorporates the system software architecture at five level of granularity: program level, task level, package/object instance level, subprogram level and statement level. The toolset provides a graphical user interface that allows various views of a software architecture, including call graph, rendezvous graph, call-rendezvous graph, call-data-rendezvous graph, control flow graph and dependence graphs. The information captured by the toolset is useful in software structure, flow and interaction analysis, tasks commonly performed manually during maintenance and reengineering. This information is also helpful for understanding the software design to guide software transformation, and for porting software to distributed platforms.
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Citation Information
Franz J. Kurfess, Mrinalini Lankala, Ashok Vantipalli and Lonnie R. Welch. "A Toolset for the Reengineering of Complex Computer Systems" Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference and Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems: Monterey, CA (1997) p. 97 - 104
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