Multi-view Consistency in UML: A Survey

  • Alexander KnappEmail author
  • Till Mossakowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10800)


We study the question of consistency of multi-view models in UML and OCL. We critically survey the large amount of literature that already exists. We find that only limited subsets of the UML/OCL have been covered so far and that consistency checks mostly only cover structural aspects, whereas only few methods also address behaviour. We also give a classification of different techniques for multi-view UML/OCL consistency: consistency rules, the system model approach, dynamic meta-modelling, universal logic, and heterogeneous transformation. Finally, we briefly outline a possible comprehensive distributed semantics approach to consistency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.Otto-von-Guericke Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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