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Use Cases – The IEC 62559 Methodology

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This chapter deals with the approach of use cases, their properties and a guideline for creating them. The Use Case Methodology and several different types of use cases are introduced. A standardised Use Case Template is presented and its usage is explained with help of an extensive example from the domain of Active Assisted Living. Additionally, the IHE process from the healthcare sector is presented as well as its common features and differences to the Use Case Methodology. Therefore, the standardised Use Case Template is extended through some aspects from the IHE process which provide a more detailed view on the actors’ interfaces.


  • Architecture modelling
  • Requirements engineering
  • Use cases
  • Domain specific modelling
  • Stakeholder management

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Gottschalk, M., Uslar, M., Delfs, C. (2017). Use Cases – The IEC 62559 Methodology. In: The Use Case and Smart Grid Architecture Model Approach. SpringerBriefs in Energy. Springer, Cham.

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