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IT Infrastructure Modeling Language (ITML): A DSML for Supporting IT Management

Type of Publication: Research report

IT Infrastructure Modeling Language (ITML): A DSML for Supporting IT Management - ICB Research Report

Author(s):
Frank, Ulrich; Kaczmarek-Heß, Monika; De Kinderen, Sybren
Number of Report or Contribution:
72
Location(s):
Essen
Publication Date:
2022
ISSN:
1866‐5101
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.17185/duepublico/75252
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Abstract

Inthisresearchreport,wepresentanewversionofITModelingLanguage(ITML).Itis
integratedwiththefamilyofDomain-SpecificModelingLanguages(DSMLs)thatarepart
ofMulti-PerspectiveEnterpriseModeling(MEMO).Thedesignofthelanguagefolloweda
provenmethod.Itprovidesforanalysingrequirementsbasedontheanalysisofpossibleuse
scenarios.TheITMLwasspecifiedwiththemetamodelinglanguageMEMOMML.Duetothe
considerablesizeofthemetamodel,itspresentationissplitintoseveralpartialmetamodels,
whicharedescribedatalevelofdetailthatisrequiredfortheimplementationofthelanguage
withinamodelingtool.Thepresentationofthemetamodelissupplementedbydiscussionsof
designconflictsandrelateddecisions.Inadditiontotheabstractsyntaxandsemantics,which
arerepresentedbythemetamodel,wealsoproposeaconcretesyntax,whichwasdesigned
withthesupportofagraphicdesigner.Finally,wealsoprovideashortdiscussionofprincipal
limitationsofconventionalmetamodelingaswellasanoutlookonourfutureresearch.
Keywords:ITmanagement,enterprisemodeling,ITinfrastructure,ITML,MEMO,multi-level
modeling.