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By Ella Roubtsova, Ashley McNeile, Ekkart Kindler, Christian Gerth

This e-book constitutes revised chosen papers from the six overseas Workshops on habit Modelling - Foundations and purposes, BM-FA, which happened each year among 2009 and 2014.

The nine papers offered during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from a complete of fifty eight papers awarded at those 6 workshops. The contributions have been geared up in topical sections named: modelling practices; new methods of behaviour modelling: occasions in modelling; and new methods of behaviour modelling: protocol modelling.

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Section 4 explains in more details how our system USE contributes to system validation and verification. Section 5 shows the UML metamodel for interactions and sets the context for the interaction diagram implementation within USE. Section 6 presents new features in sequence diagrams, and Sect. 7 discusses established and new features in communication diagrams. In Sect. 8 a direct comparison between the two interaction diagrams is shown. Section 9 proposes systematic selection mechanisms that could be available in both interaction diagrams.

Checking formal properties of the model, for example by considering model consistency or the independence of invariants as in [7]. That contribution also shows how USE supports making deductions from the stated model on the basis of a finite search space of possible system states (object diagrams). Such checks are realized in form of positive and negative scenarios which can be thought of as being test cases for the system under consideration. Thus USE supports the development of tests. Modeling Behavior with Interaction Diagrams in a UML and OCL Tool 39 In OCL operation contracts as well as pre- and postconditions can be general OCL formulas.

W. Dijkstra decades ago with respect to “powerful” programming languages. Using many if not most “CASE tools” to represent models ought to be done with caution for the reasons eloquently noted by Dijkstra with respect to PL/I. ) Modelling languages have additional problems. Firstly, as noted above, often the semantics of important constructs used there is undefined or badly defined. Secondly, the target audience of a programming language consists of programmers who may be at least somewhat used to artificial complexity introduced by languages and tools, while business stakeholders in the target audience of a business modelling language have no desire to learn a totally unfamiliar language explained in several hundred pages.

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