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Towards formalizing UML State Diagrams in CSP

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The UML (Unified Modelling Language) state diagram notation is a graphical language which comprises an extensive set of constructs with good structural semantics but lack of a formal behavioural semantics. With this regard, we have used the Hoare's CSP (Communicating and Sequential Processes) to formalize the behaviour of UML SD. The fact that CSP is supported by model-checkers such as FDR enables a system design using a state diagram to be formally checked during design stage. This paper presents the formalization which would allow us to reason about the behaviour of a UML SD in CSP.

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Ng, Muan Yong and Butler, Michael, (2003) Towards formalizing UML State Diagrams in CSP Cerone, Antonio and Lindsay, Peter (eds.) At 1st IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, Australia. 25 - 26 Sep 2003. , pp. 138-147.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 25-26 September 2003
Venue - Dates: 1st IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, Australia, 2003-09-25 - 2003-09-26
Keywords: CSP, UML, State Diagram
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 258324
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258324
PURE UUID: 31cf7c54-f36e-41de-a762-8b65d83238e8
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:33

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Author: Muan Yong Ng
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Editor: Antonio Cerone
Editor: Peter Lindsay

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