Behavioral views for software requirements engineering

  • Isazadeh A
  • Lamb D
  • MacEwen G
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Abstract

The paper introduces the concept of software behavioural views,
and presents a formal notation for their specification and composition.
The objective is software behavioral requirements specification
independent of design and implementation. The paper claims that
behavioral views can reduce the complexity of software behavioral
requirements specification. To establish this claim, the paper
introduces a notation, called Viewcharts, which is based on David
Harel's (1987) Statecharts. Viewcharts extends Statecharts to include
behavioral views and their compositions, limits the scope of broadcast
communications and, consequently, reduces the complexity of scale that
Statecharts faces in behavioral specification of large systems

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Authors

  • a. Isazadeh

  • D.a. Lamb

  • G.H. MacEwen

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