Requirements Level Semantics for UML Statecharts

Rik Eshuis, Roel Wieringa

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    Abstract

    We propose a formal real-time semantics for UML statecharts aimed at the requirements level. A requirements-level model assumes perfect technology and has a considerably simpler semantics than an implementation level model. Our semantics is an adaptation of the Statemate statechart semantics, with local variables, real time, identifier addressing, point-to-point communication, synchronous communication and dynamic object creation and deletion. We start with an informal comparison of Statemate and UML statechart semantics and then give a formalisation of our semantics in terms of labelled transition systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFormal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems IV
    Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC6/WG6.1. Fourth International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems (FMOODS 2000) September 6–8, 2000, Stanford, California, USA
    EditorsS.F. Smith, C.L. Talcott
    Place of PublicationBoston, MA
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Pages121-140
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35520-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4757-1018-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event4th IFIP TC6/WG6.1 International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems, FMOODS 2000 - Stanford, United States
    Duration: 6 Sep 20008 Sep 2000
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th IFIP TC6/WG6.1 International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems, FMOODS 2000
    Abbreviated titleFMOODS
    CountryUnited States
    CityStanford
    Period6/09/008/09/00

    Keywords

    • Statecharts
    • UML
    • SCS-Services
    • Formal semantics

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    Eshuis, R., & Wieringa, R. (2000). Requirements Level Semantics for UML Statecharts. In S. F. Smith, & C. L. Talcott (Eds.), Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems IV: IFIP TC6/WG6.1. Fourth International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems (FMOODS 2000) September 6–8, 2000, Stanford, California, USA (pp. 121-140). Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35520-7_6