Control-Flow Semantics of Use Cases in UML

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Berg van den, K.G. and Simons, A.J.H. (1999) Control-Flow Semantics of Use Cases in UML. Information and Software Technology, 41 (10). pp. 651-659. ISSN 0950-5849

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Abstract:The control-flow for five kinds of use cases is analysed: for common use cases, variant use cases, component use cases, specialised use cases and for ordered use cases. The control-flow semantics of use cases - and of the uses-relation, the extends-relation and the precedes-relation between use cases - is described in terms of flowgraphs. Sequence diagrams of use cases are refined to capture the control-flow adequately. Guidelines are given for use case descriptions to attain a well-defined flow of control.
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Copyright:© 1999 Elsevier
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/61732
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0950-5849(99)00027-0
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