Statecharts: Past, present, future

  • David Harel
Invited Papers Programming and Software Engineering
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1175)


This will be an informal talk about the graphical specification language of Statecharts, and the related STATEMATE tool. Some of the issues that arose in developing the language, its companion formalisms, and the supporting tool will be discussed from both personal and technical points of view. A number of research areas that have evolved from this work in the 13 years since the language was conceived will be discussed. The talk will also describe recent work on a version of Statecharts tailored for object-oriented development, and the tool that is being constructed for this.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Harel
    • 1
  1. 1.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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