Improving the Understandability of Dynamic Semantics: An Enhanced Metamodel for UML State Machines

Improving the Understandability of Dynamic Semantics: An Enhanced Metamodel for UML State Machines

Eladio Dominguez (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain), Angel L. Rubio (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain) and María A. Zapata (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-255-8.ch004
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A clear understanding of the dynamic semantics of languages involved in the representation of behavior is essential for a large and varied audience such as final users of these languages, CASE tool builders or method engineers. This chapter introduces a proposal aimed at achieving such an understanding by suggesting a different metamodeling approach. This approach is based on a two layer architecture which puts forward the explicit distinction between the generic behavior represented in a dynamic model (Base Layer) and the behavior represented in relation to a particular situation (Snapshot Layer). Using this architecture as a starting point, a metamodel of UML State Machines is proposed, which consists basically of two UML class diagrams (one diagram for each layer of the architecture) and two maps. These maps represent, respectively, the determination of the initial status and the process performed by a run to completion step as defined in the UML semantics.

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Chapter 1
Zoran Stojanovic, Ajantha Dahanayake, Henk Sol
Agile software development methods have been proposed as the way to address the problem of delivering high-quality software on time under constantly... Sample PDF
Agile Development Methods and Component-Orientation: A Review and Analysis
Chapter 2
Terry Halpin
This chapter provides metamodels for some of the main database modeling notations used in industry. Two Entity Relationship (ER) notations... Sample PDF
Comparing Metamodels for ER, ORM and UML Data Models
Chapter 3
Zoran Stojanovic, Ajantha Dahanayake, Henk Sol
Components-Based Development (CBD) and Web Services (WS) nowadays are prominent paradigms for implementing and deploying advanced distributed... Sample PDF
An Evaluation Framework for Component-Based and Service-Oriented System Development Methodologies
Chapter 4
Eladio Dominguez, Angel L. Rubio, María A. Zapata
A clear understanding of the dynamic semantics of languages involved in the representation of behavior is essential for a large and varied audience... Sample PDF
Improving the Understandability of Dynamic Semantics: An Enhanced Metamodel for UML State Machines
Chapter 5
Hajo A. Reijers
On the way to process automation, an important issue is the definition of the various activities or work tasks within the respective business... Sample PDF
Metrics for Workflow Design: How an Information Processing View on Business Processes Helps to Make Good Designs
Chapter 6
Jóse Galindo, Angélica Urrutia, Mario Piattini
Some approaches about fuzzy ER/EER model have been published recently. Few of these works study how to relax constraints and other aspects expressed... Sample PDF
Fuzzy Aggregations and Fuzzy Specializations in Eindhoven Fuzzy EER Model
Chapter 7
George C. Philip
This chapter discusses normalization of relations when the candidate keys of a relation have missing information represented by nulls. The chapter... Sample PDF
Normalization of Relations with Nulls in Candidate Keys: Traditional and Domain Key Normal Forms
Chapter 8
Ramzi A. Haraty, Nashat Mansour, Bassel A. Daou
Database applications features such as Structured Query Language programming, exception handling, integrity constraints, and table triggers pose... Sample PDF
Regression Test Selection for Database Applications
Chapter 9
Oscar Dieste, Marcela Genero, Natalia Juristo, Ana M. Moreno
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An Attempt to Establish a Correspondence between Development Methods and Problem Domains
Chapter 10
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This study reviews and synthesizes over 15 years of research on human factors issues in conceptual data modeling. In addition to analyzing the... Sample PDF
Toward an Extended Framework for Human Factors Research on Data Modeling
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Jan L.G. Dietz, Terry Halpin
The Demo Engineering Methodology for Organizations (DEMO) enables business processes of organizations to be modeled at a conceptual level... Sample PDF
Using DEMO and ORM in Concert: A Case Study
Chapter 12
Wai Y. Mok, David Paper
In this chapter, we model business workflows using Harel’s statecharts. We demonstrate that mapping to statecharts allows one to systematically... Sample PDF
Revisiting Workflow Modeling with Statecharts
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Akos Ledeczi, Miklos Matoti, Peter Volgyesi
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Framework for the Rapid Development of Modeling Environments
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Federated Process Framework for Transparent Process Monitoring in Business Process Outsourcing
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Online Analytical Mining for Web Access Patterns
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