RE: Question regarding UML Use-cases

RE: Question regarding UML Use-cases

From: Guy Genilloud <>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:06:47 +0100
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Hi Stefan,

You may want to read these 2 papers:

1.	Genilloud, G., Frank, W.F. and Génova, G., Use Cases, Actions, and
      in Satellite Events at the MoDELS 2005 Conference: MoDELS 2005 
      International Workshops OCLWS, MoDeVA, MARTES, AOM, MTiP, WiSME,
      NfC, MDD, WUsCAM, Revised Selected Papers, (Montego Bay, Jamaica,
      Springer-Verlag GmbH.

2.	Genilloud, G. and Frank, W.F. 
      Use Case Concepts using a Clear, Consistent, Concise Ontology. 
      Journal of Object Technology, 4 (6, Special Issue: Use Case Modeling 
      at UML-2004). 

I would read them in that order, even though the 2 listed here is older. 
That second paper is about Include and Extend.  Hopefully, it could be
a good basis for you to do more.

Remember that use cases often need to be approved by people with little
interest for UML, and no interest at all for formal semantics.
Also that a strength and a weakness of use cases is that they are
adaptable to different styles (often, clients or team members have

Please feel free to contact me for questions, remarks, etc.


Guy Genilloud

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Stefan G
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 4:42 PM
Subject: Question regarding UML Use-cases

Dear Members of PUML, could you please point me to literature concerning 
the semantic improvement of the UML Use-Cases? If I'm not mistaken, most 
of the semantic work on UML was so far dedicated to Class Diagrams and 
State Machines. I'm doing work on Logic annotations for Use-Case 
diagrams. Many thanks for your advice. With kind regards: /Stefan/

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