Introduction to Model Driven Architecture (MDA)

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 approach to the architecture and design of systems and has the potential to impact modeling as much as the standardization of UML itself. MDA describes how to create standards based, technology independent models of business concepts, and then map them to different specific technologies. Many leading UML tools are now supporting generation capabilities based on MDA platform independent models. This session describes an overview of MDA concepts, techniques and tools.