Time Exceptions in Sequence Diagrams

  • Oddleif Halvorsen
  • Ragnhild Kobro Runde
  • Øystein Haugen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4364)

Abstract

UML sequence diagrams partially describe a system. We show how the description may be augmented with exceptions triggered by the violation of timing constraints and compare our approach to those of the UML 2.1 simple time model, the UML Testing Profile and the UML profile for Schedulability, Performance and Time. We give a formal definition of time exceptions in sequence diagrams and show that the concepts are compositional. An ATM example is used to explain and motivate the concepts.

Keywords

specification time constraints exception handling  formal semantics refinement 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    ETSI. The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3 (TTCN-3); Part 1: TTCN-3 Core Language, document: European Standard (ES) 201 873-1 version 2.2.1 (2003-02). Also published as ITU-T Recommendation Z.140 edn. (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Halvorsen, O., Haugen, Ø.: Proposed notation for exception handling in UML 2 sequence diagrams. In: Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC), pp. 29–40. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Halvorsen, O., Runde, R K, Haugen, Ø.: Time exceptions in sequence diagrams. Technical Report 344, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (2006)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Haugen, Ø., Husa, K.E., Runde, R.K., Stølen, K.: Why timed sequence diagrams require three-event semantics. In: Leue, S., Systä, T.J. (eds.) Scenarios: Models, Transformations and Tools. LNCS, vol. 3466, pp. 1–25. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Haugen, Ø., Husa, K E, Runde, R K, Stølen, K.: Why timed sequence diagrams require three-event semantics. Technical Report 309, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (2005)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Object Management Group. OMG Unified Modeling Language 1.4 (2000)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Object Management Group. UML profile for Schedulability, Performance and Time Specification, document: ptc/05-01-02 edn. (2005)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Object Management Group. UML Testing Profile, document: ptc/05-07-07 edn. (2005)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Object Management Group. UML 2.1 Superstructure Specification, document: ptc/06-04-02 edn. (2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oddleif Halvorsen
    • 1
  • Ragnhild Kobro Runde
    • 2
  • Øystein Haugen
    • 2
  1. 1.Software Innovation 
  2. 2.Department of Informatics, University of Oslo 

Personalised recommendations