Defining UML Family Members using Prefaces

Cook, Steve J. and Kleppe, Anneke and Mitchell, Richard and Rumpe, Bernhard and Warmer, Jos and Wills, A. (1999) Defining UML Family Members using Prefaces. In: TOOLS Pacific 99 Conference Proceedings, Nov 22-25, 1999, Melbourne, Vic., Australia. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The Unified Modeling Language is extensible, and so can be regarded as a family of languages. Implicitly or explicitly, any particular UML model should be accompanied by a definition of the particular UML family member used for the model. The definition should cover syntactic and semantic issues. This paper proposes a mechanism for associating models with such definitions. Any particular definition would form what we call a preface. The name is intended to suggest that the definition of a particular UML family member must conceptually come before any model built using that family member. A preface would be large, and should be organised using packages. This would allow large amounts of sharing between different prefaces. The paper proposes that prefaces should have an axiomatic style of semantics, through not necessarily fully formal, and it offers a general approach to semantics that would reduce problems of inconsistency within a large preface, based on the idea of general cases and special cases

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 17:46
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