An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes

Remco M. Dijkman, Stef M.M. Joosten

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This paper describes an algorithm to transform business process models into a functional requirements specification, specified in the form of use case diagrams. The benefit of such an algorithm is that it helps to draw up a functional requirements specification more quickly, because business process models may be available in an enterprise, while use case diagrams have to be developed by performing interviews. The use case diagrams that result from applying the algorithm, specify a software system that provides automated support for the original business processes. We show this with a case study from practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA
EditorsM.H. Hamza
Place of PublicationAnaheim
PublisherACTA Press
Pages679-684
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-88986-323-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Event6th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, SEA 2002 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20026 Nov 2002
Conference number: 6

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Conference6th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, SEA 2002
Abbreviated titleSEA
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period4/11/026/11/02

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  • IR-63845
  • EWI-8647
  • METIS-207114

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Dijkman, R. M., & Joosten, S. M. M. (2002). An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes. In M. H. Hamza (Ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA (pp. 679-684). Anaheim: ACTA Press.
Dijkman, Remco M. ; Joosten, Stef M.M. / An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes. Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA. editor / M.H. Hamza. Anaheim : ACTA Press, 2002. pp. 679-684
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Dijkman, RM & Joosten, SMM 2002, An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes. in MH Hamza (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA. ACTA Press, Anaheim, pp. 679-684, 6th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, SEA 2002, Cambridge, United States, 4/11/02.

An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes. / Dijkman, Remco M.; Joosten, Stef M.M.

Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA. ed. / M.H. Hamza. Anaheim : ACTA Press, 2002. p. 679-684.

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Dijkman RM, Joosten SMM. An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes. In Hamza MH, editor, Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference, Software Engineering and Applications, November 4-6, 2002, Cambridge, USA. Anaheim: ACTA Press. 2002. p. 679-684