The integration of object oriented modeling and structured analysis (SA) for developing a well structured object oriented software system is a challenge for requirements analysts and software designers. Some of the existing object oriented modeling techniques adopt approaches that are very different from SA, and others have clumsily stayed with SA after a few modifications. Our High Order Object Modeling Technique (HOOMT) however, attempts to strike a mean between both extremes while at the same time provides an effective modeling method. HOOMT consists of two models, the High Order Object Model and the Object Information Flow Model. By using the familiar divide and conquer concept and functional decomposition, our approach also ensures a less stressful migration of SA analysts to object oriented platforms. The paper introduces HOOMT, its concepts, and notations.

Meeting Name

21st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1997


Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

HOOMT; High Order Object Model; High Order Object Modeling Technique; Object Information Flow Model; SA Analysts; Divide and Conquer Concept; Divide and Conquer Methods; Functional Decomposition; High Order Object Model Based Software Analysis; Object Oriented Modeling; Object Oriented Modeling Techniques; Object Oriented Platforms; Object-Oriented Methods; Object-Oriented Programming; Requirements Analysts; Software Designers; Structured Analysis; Structured Programming; Well Structured Object Oriented Software System

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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© 1997 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 1997