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UML @ Classroom

An Introduction to Object-Oriented Modeling

  • Describes not only syntax and semantics of UML elements, but also how to use them wisely in the software development process

  • Contains lots of carefully selected examples to illustrate the usage of the various UML diagram types

  • Complemented by a Web site with teaching slides, video lectures, exercises, and further teaching material

Textbook

Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 11-21
  4. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 23-47
  5. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 49-84
  6. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 85-106
  7. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 107-140
  8. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 141-166
  9. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 167-182
  10. Martina Seidl, Marion Scholz, Christian Huemer, Gerti Kappel
    Pages 183-194
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 195-206

About this book

Introduction

This textbook mainly addresses beginners and readers with a basic knowledge of object-oriented programming languages like Java or C#, but with little or no modeling or software engineering experience – thus reflecting the majority of students in introductory courses at universities. Using UML, it introduces basic modeling concepts in a highly precise manner, while refraining from the interpretation of rare special cases.

After a brief explanation of why modeling is an indispensable part of software development, the authors introduce the individual diagram types of UML (the class and object diagram, the sequence diagram, the state machine diagram, the activity diagram, and the use case diagram), as well as their interrelationships, in a step-by-step manner. The topics covered include not only the syntax and the semantics of the individual language elements, but also pragmatic aspects, i.e., how to use them wisely at various stages in the software development process. To this end, the work is complemented with examples that were carefully selected for their educational and illustrative value.

Overall, the book provides a solid foundation and deeper understanding of the most important object-oriented modeling concepts and their application in software development. An additional website offers a complete set of slides to aid in teaching the contents of the book, exercises and further e-learning material.

Keywords

Conceptual Modeling Model-Driven Software Development Modeling Languages Object-Oriented Methods Software Development Software Engineering UML Unified Modeling Language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  3. 3.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  4. 4.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

About the authors

Martina Seidl is assistant professor at the Institute for Formal Models and Verification at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and research associate of the Business Informatics Group of the Vienna University of Technology. Her research focuses on formal methods in modeling, model evolution as well as different aspects of automated theorem proving. She has been involved in teaching numerous courses for all stages of the computer science curricula in Vienna and Linz, many of them directly related to her research.

Marion Scholz studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology and at the University of Vienna. Since 2007 she teaches object-oriented modeling to first year bachelor students studying computer science and business informatics. As a senior lecturer, her research interests are new teaching methods with a strong focus on e-learning technologies. One of her main challenges is raising the quality of teaching despite large numbers of students.

Christian Huemer is associate professor in the Business Informatics Group of the Vienna University of Technology and serves as vice-dean of academic affairs for business informatics. In addition, he is Scientific Director of the Research Centre Smart Agent Technologies of Research Studios Austria. For ten years he was Chair of the Techniques & Methodologies Group of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and e-Business (UN / CEFACT). In particular, he has been the project lead of UN / CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM) - a UML profile for the specification of inter-organizational business processes.

Gerti Kappel is a full professor at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology, chairing the Business Informatics Group. She is head of the Doctoral College “Adaptive Distributed Systems”, funded by Vienna University of Technology. Her current research interests include model engineering (model transformation/versioning/evolution, model-driven software development, object-oriented modeling), Web engineering (ubiquitous Web technologies, context awareness, information integration, model-driven development), and process engineering (process modeling, inter-organizational systems, workflow systems).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title UML @ Classroom
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction to Object-Oriented Modeling
  • Authors Martina Seidl
    Marion Scholz
    Christian Huemer
    Gerti Kappel
  • Series Title Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Undergraduate Topics Computer Sci.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12742-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-12741-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-12742-2
  • Series ISSN 1863-7310
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1781
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Software Engineering
    Management of Computing and Information Systems
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