Scenario-driven requirement specifications are widely used to capture and represent functional requirements. Use Case Maps (UCM) is being standardized as part of the User Requirements Notation (URN), the most recent addition to ITU-T's family of languages. UCM models allow the description of functional requirements and high-level designs at early stages of the development process. Recognizing the importance of having a well defined semantic, we propose, in this work, a concise and rigorous formal semantics for Use Case Maps, defined in terms of Multi-Agent Abstract State Machines. The proposed formal semantics addresses UCM's operational semantics and provides a sound basis for executing UCM specifications using simulation tools and supporting formal verification.

-- DanielAmyot - 04 Aug 2006


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Title An ASM Operational Semantics for Use Case Maps
Authors J. Hassine, J. Rilling, and R. Dssouli
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 13th IEEE International Requirement Engineering Conference (RE05)
Publisher IEEE CS Press
Month September
Year 2005
Pages 467-468
DOI 10.1109/RE.2005.10
Keywords Abstract State Machines, Semantics, Use Case Maps
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Re05UcmAsm.pdfpdf Re05UcmAsm.pdf manage 65 K 04 Aug 2006 - 15:52 DanielAmyot Pre-publication paper
Topic revision: r2 - 12 Nov 2009, SaeedBehnam
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