From Use Cases to System Operation Specifications

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From Use Cases to System Operation Specifications
The purpose of this paper is to first showcase the concept of an operation schema--a precise form of system-level operation specification--and secondly show how operation schemas enhance development when they are used as a supplement to use case descriptions. An operation schema declaratively describes the effects of a system operation by pre- and postconditions using the Object Constraint Language (OCL), as defined by the Unified Modeling Language (UML). In particular, the paper highlights techniques to map use cases to operation schemas and discusses the advantages of doing so in terms of clarifying the granularity and purpose of use cases and providing a precise specification of system behavior. KEYWORDS Unified Modeling Language, Use Cases, Object Constraint Language, Operation Specification, Object-Oriented Software Development.
Shane Sendall, Alfred Strohmeier
Added 25 Aug 2010
Updated 25 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Where UML
Authors Shane Sendall, Alfred Strohmeier
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