Improving the Definition of UML

@inproceedings{OKeefe2006ImprovingTD,
  title={Improving the Definition of UML},
  author={Greg O'Keefe},
  booktitle={MoDELS},
  year={2006}
}
The literature on formal semantics for UML is huge and growing rapidly. Most contributions open with a brief remark motivating the work, then quickly move on to the technical detail. How do we decide whether more rigorous semantics are needed? Do we currently have an adequate definition of the syntax? How do we evaluate proposals to improve the definition? We provide criteria by which these and other questions can be answered. The growing role of UML is examined. We compare formal language… CONTINUE READING