Applying mvc to evolutionary acquisition irpm

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2012 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (ICIKM 2012)
IPCSIT vol. XX (2012) © (2012) IACSIT Press, Singapore

Applying MVC to Evolutionary Acquisition IRPM
Patrick Letouze 1,2, Mariwaldo G. Caetano1, João Y. Ishihara2, David Prata1, and George Brito1
UFT – Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil: Department of Computer Science
UnB – University of Brasilia,Brazil: Department of Electrical Engineering, PGEA – Program of PostGraduation in Electronic and Automation Systems Engineering


Abstract. This work presents a combination of the Model-View-Controller pattern with the Evolutionary
Acquisition Interdisciplinary Research Project Management for web services development. It intends to
promote an increase in productivity and to facilitateinterdisciplinary web services evolution.

Keywords: Evolutionary acquisition, IRPM, MVC, project management, software engineering, web

1. Introduction
Web services for scientific research are becoming more interdisciplinary. Naturally, a rising question
would be how to approach or develop interdisciplinary research web services? This paper offers an answer,
which is to combine a MVC(Model-View-Controller) pattern [1]-[2] approach with Evolutionary
Acquisition IRPM (Interdisciplinary Research Project Management) [3].
The MVC pattern has been widely adopted to develop web services. Some examples would be: a service
platform of integrated community based on the web [4]; a comparative analysis on modelling and
implementing with MVC [5]; and a MVCD model for Universityproject management [6]. Actually, the
latter example may be integrated to the method proposed herein, because both are project management based.
The IRPM [7] is a methodology for developing interdisciplinary research based on project management
that intends to maximize results from a University point of view. Its evolution to system’s development
integrates Evolutionary Acquisition [8], and it iscalled Evolutionary Acquisition IRPM, or EA-IRPM. One
example that uses IRPM is presented in [9], which is a simulation of a software house in a classroom to
develop a system for academic project management; and others examples that use Evolutionary Acquisition
are presented in [10] and [11], respectively, a social network to provide free internet access for public
schools’ communities, and amedicine 2.0 architecture for managing transplantation patients.
Hence, this work proposes a minor modification in the MVC pattern to allow its combination to the
systems’ development methodology EA-IRPM. It consists of an independent database for user feedback that
together with technological opportunities and evolving threats considerations will start a new release of the
system allowing adynamic evolution. In other words, it may allow the system to acquire or incorporate new
features, or correct errors, using users’ feedback incorporated in the MVC pattern, that is, the evolutionary
acquisition requirement analysis becomes part of the system.
The authors organized this paper in accordance to the IMRAD structure: introduction, methods, results
and discussion; which is adopted aspart of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitte d to
Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors , 2008 update. The authors

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believe that adopting this structure would help search engines in internationaldatabases to store and to
retrieve information within research papers in order to facilitate meta-analyses and systematic reviews.

2. Methods
2.1. Evolutionary Acquisition IRPM
Interdisciplinary Research Project Management (IRPM) is an approach for interdisciplinary research of
real problems using Project Management concepts [12] and a problem-based learning approach [13], [14].