The elicitation, modeling and analysis of requirements have consistently been one of the main challenges during the development of complex systems. Telecommunication systems belong to this category of systems due to the worldwide distribution and the heterogeneity of today’s telecommunication networks. Many proposals have been made for approaches that allow the developer to describe system behavior. Scenarios and use cases represent one such approach that has become popular for the capturing and analysis of requirements. However, little research has been done that compares different approaches and assesses their suitability for the telecommunications domain. This paper defines evaluation criteria for scenario notations and then uses these criteria to review twelve scenario notations. In addition, nineteen approaches for the construction of more detailed and integrated design models from scenarios are briefly compared. Such models enable further analysis and pave the way towards automated generation of implementations. Hopes and challenges related to scenario-based development of telecommunication systems are finally discussed.

-- JasonKealey - 12 Oct 2005


  • Please feel free to discuss this article directly on this page. Constructive comments are welcomed! Please sign your TWiki name.

FormForVirtualLibrary edit

Title An Evaluation of Scenario Notations for Telecommunication Systems Development
Authors D. Amyot and A. Eberlein
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 9th International Conference on Telecommunications Systems (ICTS'01)
Month March
Year 2001
Pages 20
Keywords Design, Model, Requirements, Scenario, Synthesis, Telecommunications, Use Case
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
icts01.pdfpdf icts01.pdf manage 133 K 12 Oct 2005 - 19:30 JasonKealey ICTS01
Topic revision: r4 - 13 Nov 2009, DanielAmyot
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Foswiki? Send feedback