An Algorithm to Derive Use Cases from Business Processes

Remco M. Dijkman, Stef M.M. Joosten

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    Abstract

    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

    Conference

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

    Keywords

    • 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.