Draft paper on use cases



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Perdita Stevens (Perdita.Stevens@dcs.ed.ac.uk)
Mon, 6 Nov 2000 15:27:06 +0000 (GMT)


I'd very much welcome comments on my draft paper "Use cases and their relationships in the Unified Modelling Language" -- rather to my surprise, given how much I limited the scope, it still raises more questions than it answers, and I would very much like to fix this! Here is the abstract; the full paper is available as http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/pxs/talksEtc/usecases.ps > In the Unified Modelling Language, use cases are provided as a way of > summarising the requirements on a system. They are defined informally as > specifications of sets of sequences of actions, and several > relationships between use cases are informally defined. Dependable, > tool-supported software development necessitates precise definitions of > all these concepts but the topic has so far received little attention in > the literature, beyond what is present in Catalysis. This paper explores > how these notions can be formalised whilst staying as close as possible > to the UML standard, makes some suggestions and raises further > questions. Thanks in advance, Perdita -- Dr. Perdita Stevens Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/pxs Fax: +44 131 667 7209


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