Introduction to MDA

March 18, 2004 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Standards spur competition, choice, vendor independence, best practices and innovations. The standardization of UML brought great changes to the field of modeling and created a wide variety of tools. Model Driven Architecture (MDA) with UML is the new, standards based approach to the architecture and design of systems and has the potential to impact modeling as much as the standardization of UML itself. MDA has been adopted as an initiative by industry leaders including Microsoft and IBM. MDA describes how to create standards based, technology independent models of business concepts, and then map them to different specific technologies. Many leading tools are now supporting generation capabilities based on MDA models. This BOF will describe an overview of MDA concepts, techniques and tools and provides an example starting from a business model and working down to generated code.