Darren Clowes

Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (3)0.98 Total impact

  • Darren Clowes, Ray Dawson, Steve Probets
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the concept of hybrid semantic-document models to aid information management when using standards for complex technical domains. These standards are traditionally text based documents for human interpretation, but prose sections can often be ambiguous and can lead to discrepancies. Many organisations will produce semantic representations of the material. In developing these semantic representations, no relationship is maintained to the original prose. Maintaining the relationships has key benefits, including assessing conformance at a semantic level rather than prose, and enabling original content authors to explicitly define their intentions. This paper proposes a framework to help achieve these benefits.
    Computer Standards & Interfaces 01/2013; 36(1):97–109. · 0.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A reflective approach to model-driven web engineering is presented, which aims to overcome several of the shortcomings of existing generative approaches. The approach uses the Epsilon platform and Apache Tomcat to render dynamic HTML content using Epsilon Generation Language templates. This enables EMF-based models to be used as data sources without the need to pre-generate any HTML or dynamic script, or duplicate the contents into a database. The paper reports on our experimental results in using this approach for dynamically querying and visualising a very large military standard.
    Modelling Foundations and Applications, 6th European Conference, ECMFA 2010, Paris, France, June 15-18, 2010. Proceedings; 01/2010
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    ABSTRACT: At BAE Systems project teams are working on Tactical Data Link (TDL) development at every stage of the systems development lifecycle, from concept through to maintenance. The TDL domain is document intensive, the standard for Link 16 alone is over 7000. Platforms are then also required to produce their documents based on these standards. This paper discusses the two main activities being undertaken by the team at the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre in relation to TDL tools. These activities are focused on research and exploitation of previous research. The two activities have differing demands and priorities. As such a shared common multi-layer architecture is proposed for the development of applications under either activity. The architecture has been developed into 4 layers consisting of presentation, business logic, data access and data storage, with custom business objects used to pass messages between layers. Having discussed the multi-layered architecture it is evaluated with respect to the benefits brought to the two activities. In particular it discusses the difficulties in sharing the architecture with Telelogic DOORS developments and the benefit of the ability to move functionality from research to exploitation quickly.