FORMAL ANALYSIS OF USE CASE DIAGRAMS

Radosław Klimek, Piotr Szwed

Abstract


Use case diagrams play an important role in modeling with UML. Careful modeling is crucialin obtaining a correct and efficient system architecture. The paper refers to the formalanalysis of the use case diagrams. A formal model of use cases is proposed and its constructionfor typical relationships between use cases is described. Two methods of formal analysis andverification are presented. The first one based on a states’ exploration represents a modelchecking approach. The second one refers to the symbolic reasoning using formal methodsof temporal logic. Simple but representative example of the use case scenario verification isdiscussed.

Keywords


UML; use case; formal model; verification; model checking; temporal logic; semantic tableau

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/csci.2010.11.0.115

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