An approach to visualise and reconcile case descriptions from multiple viewpoints

D Richards*, AB Fure, O Aguilera

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The Unified Modelling Language (UML) is a visual approach to the analysis and design of object-oriented computer systems. However, when it comes to specifying requirements through use case descriptions we see two weaknesses in the current approach. The descriptions are textual (the success and acceptance of UML is largely due to its visual nature) and the group process for acquiring descriptions can result in a small number of stakeholders having their views represented. To address these issues the RECOCASE methodology captures use case descriptions from multiple viewpoints and automatically generates a visualisation of the individual and shared viewpoints to assist identification and resolution of conflicts. This paper briefly describes the approach and results from various initial evaluation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, proceedings
EditorsCarl Wieringa
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0769519806
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event11th IEEE International Requirement Engineering Conference - MONTEREY, Canada
Duration: 8 Sep 200312 Sep 2003


Conference11th IEEE International Requirement Engineering Conference



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