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Pattern-based Analysis of the Control-Flow Perspective of UML Activity Diagram

Wohed, Petia, van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Dumas, Marlon, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Russell, Nick (2005) Pattern-based Analysis of the Control-Flow Perspective of UML Activity Diagram. In 24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), 24-28 October 2005, Klagenfurt, Austria.

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Abstract

The Unified Modelling Language (UML) is a well-known family of notations for software modelling. Recently, a new version of UML has been released. In this paper we examine the Activity Diagrams notation of this latest version of UML in terms of a collection of patterns developed for assessing control flow capabilities of languages used in the area of process-aware information systems. The purpose of this analysis is to assess relative strengths and weaknesses of control flow specification in Activity Diagrams and to identify ways of addressing potential deficiencies. In addition, the pattern-based analysis will yield typical solutions to practical process modelling problems and expose some of the ambiguities in the current UML 2.0 draft adopted specification.

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ID Code: 2943
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: UML, activity diagram, workflow pattern
DOI: 10.1007/11568322_5
ISBN: 3540293892
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Copyright Statement: Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink (use hypertext links above). http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 16:36

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