A pattern based approach to defining the dynamic infrastructure of UML 2.0.

Appukuttan, Biju K. and Clark, Tony and Evans, Andy and Maskeri, Girish and Sammut, Paul and Tratt, Laurence and Willans, James (2002) A pattern based approach to defining the dynamic infrastructure of UML 2.0. In: Fourth workshop on Rigorous Object Oriented Methods,, March 2002, University College, London.

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The 2U Consortium has recently submitted a proposal for the definition of the UML 2.0 infrastructure. This uses an innovative technique of rapidly “stamping out” the definition using a small number of patterns commonly found in software architecture. The patterns, their instantiation, and any further language details are described using precise class diagrams and OCL, this enables the definition to be easily understood. The main focus of the 2U approach is on the static part of the definition. A further concern when modelling software, using languages such as the UML, is describing the dynamic behaviour of the system over time. The contribution of this paper is to provide a template that can be used to “stamp out” the dynamic part of the UML 2.0 infrastructure. We argue for the suitability of the dynamic template because it makes little commitment to concrete abstractions and can, therefore, be used to support a broad spectrum of behavioural languages.

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