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Principles of Dependency Model Creation

  This section shows how we subdivide the overall `lifecycle' of dependency models--from their conception to their utilization--into phases and explains the subtasks that have to be carried out in those phases, together with an overview of the state of the art of conventional modeling approaches. The structuring of the process further helps to understand the requirements on automated modeling and how our new method (described in the next section) provides solutions for them.

The main phases are:

object selection
tool installation
model creation
model based management
The first two phases are needed as preparation for the actual automated model generation, while the last two take place at operation time.


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