A set of scenarios is a useful way to capture many aspects of the requirements of a system. Use Case Maps are a method for scenario capture which is good for describing multiple scenarios, including scenario interactions, for developing an architecture, and for analysing architectural alternatives. However once a component architecture is determined, Message Sequence Charts are better for developing and presenting the details of interactions, and provide access to well-developed methodologies and tools for analysis and synthesis. This paper considers what must be specified in UCM scenarios and the architecture to make it possible to derive MSCs automatically, and it describes our experience in executing these transformations within a prototype tool, the UCM Navigator.

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Title Deriving Message Sequence Charts from Use Case Maps Scenario Specifications
Authors A. Miga, D. Amyot, F. Bordeleau, D. Cameron, and M. Woodside
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title Meeting UML - Tenth SDL Forum (SDL'01)
Volume/Number LNCS 2078
Editors R. Reed and J. Reed
Publisher Springer
Month June
Year 2001
Pages 268-287
DOI 10.1007/3-540-48213-X_17
Keywords scenarios, use case maps, scenario interaction, architecture alternative evaluation, generation of message sequence charts
Topic revision: r4 - 07 Nov 2009, YanGao
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