This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on System Analysis and Modelling, SAM 2006, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany in May/June 2006. The 14 revised full papers cover language profiles, evolution of development languages, model-driven development, and language implementation.
This book constitutes the throughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Systems Analysis and Modeling, SAM 2010, held in collocation with MODELS 2010 in Oslo, Norway in October 2010. The 15 revised full papers presented went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on modularity, composition, choreography, application of SDL and UML; SDL language profiles; code generation and model transformations; verification and analysis; and user requirements notification.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the 4th International Workshop on SDL and MSC, SAM 2004, held in Ottawa, Canada in June 2004. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision from initially 46 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on SDL and eODL, evolution of languages, requirements and MSC, security, SDL and modeling, and experience.
The pioneering organizers of the ?rst UML workshop in Mulhouse, France inthe summerof1998couldhardlyhaveanticipatedthat,in littleoveradecade, theirinitiativewouldblossomintotoday’shighlysuccessfulMODELSconference series, the premier annual gathering of researchersand practitioners focusing on a very important new technical discipline: model-based software and system engineering. This expansion is, of course, a direct consequence of the growing signi?cance and success of model-based methods in practice. The conferences have contributed greatly to the heightened interest in the ?eld, attracting much young talent and leading to the gradualemergence of its correspondingscienti?c and engineering foundations. The proceedings from the MODELS conferences are one of the primary references for anyone interested in a more substantive study of the domain. The 12th conference took place in Denver in the USA, October 4–9, 2009 along with numerous satellite workshops and tutorials, as well as several other related scienti?c gatherings. The conference was exceptionally fortunate to have three eminent, invited keynote speakers from industry: Stephen Mellor, Larry Constantine, and Grady Booch.
"This book provides a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations of concepts in various areas of systems and design, as well as a vast collection of cutting-edge research articles from the field's leading experts"--Provided by publisher.
The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system’s design. SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating effective SysML models. (Drawing on his pioneering experience at Lockheed Martin and NASA, Lenny Delligatti illuminates SysML’s core components and provides practical advice to help you create good models and good designs. Delligatti begins with an easy-to-understand overview of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and an explanation of how SysML enables effective system specification, analysis, design, optimization, verification, and validation. Next, he shows how to use all nine types of SysML diagrams, even if you have no previous experience with modeling languages. A case study running through the text demonstrates the use of SysML in modeling a complex, real-world sociotechnical system. Modeled after Martin Fowler’s classic UML Distilled, Delligatti’s indispensable guide quickly teaches you what you need to know to get started and helps you deepen your knowledge incrementally as the need arises. Like SysML itself, the book is method independent and is designed to support whatever processes, procedures, and tools you already use. Coverage Includes Why SysML was created and the business case for using it Quickly putting SysML to practical use What to know before you start a SysML modeling project Essential concepts that apply to all SysML diagrams SysML diagram elements and relationships Diagramming block definitions, internal structures, use cases, activities, interactions, state machines, constraints, requirements, and packages Using allocations to define mappings among elements across a model SysML notation tables, version changes, and sources for more information
MODELS2008wasthe11theditionoftheseriesofconferencesonModel-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. The conference was held in Toulouse, France, during the week of September 28 to October 3, 2008. The local arran- ments were provided by the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). The conference program included three keynote presentations, technical - per presentations, two panels, and several workshops and tutorials. The invited keynote speakers were Don Batory (University of Texas, USA), Je? Kramer (Imperial College London, UK), and Patrick Rauhut (Airbus, Germany). Thisvolumecontainsthe?nalversionsofthepapersacceptedforpresentation attheconference.Thepaperscoverawiderangeoftopicsfromthe?eldincluding model transformation, model management, domain-speci?c modeling, modeling language semantics, model analysis, and applications. We received a record number of 271 full paper submissions from 40 di?erent countries. Of these, 43 papers were submitted by authors from more than one country. The top three countries submitting papers were France (40), Germany (38), and Canada (24). A total of 58 papers were accepted for inclusion in the proceedings. The acceptance rate was therefore 21%, which is somewhat lower than those of the previous MODELS conferences. At least three Program Committee or Expert Reviewer Panel members - viewed each paper. Reviewing wasthorough,and most authors received detailed comments on their submissions. Con?icts of interest were taken very seriously. No-oneparticipatedinany wayin the decisionprocessofanypaper wherea c- ?ict of interest was identi?ed. In particular, PC members who submitted papers did not have access to information concerning the reviews of their papers.
The purpose of the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2013) held on August 7 - 9, 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic was to bring together scientists, engineers, computer users, and students to share their experiences and exchange new ideas and research results about all aspects (theory, applications and tools) of Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered along the way and the solutions adopted to solve them. The conference organizers selected 17 outstanding papers from those papers accepted for presentation at the conference in order to publish them in this volume. The papers were chosen based on review scores submitted by members of the program committee, and further rigorous rounds of review.
Over the last two decades, a major challenge for researchers working on modeling and evaluation of computer-based systems has been the assessment of system Non Functional Properties (NFP) such as performance, scalability, dependability and security. In this book, the authors present cutting-edge model-driven techniques for modeling and analysis of software dependability. Most of them are based on the use of UML as software specification language. From the software system specification point of view, such techniques exploit the standard extension mechanisms of UML (i.e., UML profiling). UML profiles enable software engineers to add non-functional properties to the software model, in addition to the functional ones. The authors detail the state of the art on UML profile proposals for dependability specification and rigorously describe the trade-off they accomplish. The focus is mainly on RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability and safety) properties. Among the existing profiles, they emphasize the DAM (Dependability Analysis and Modeling) profile, which attempts to unify, under a common umbrella, the previous UML profiles from literature, providing capabilities for dependability specification and analysis. In addition, they describe two prominent model-to-model transformation techniques, which support the generation of the analysis model and allow for further assessment of different RAMS properties. Case studies from different domains are also presented, in order to provide practitioners with examples of how to apply the aforementioned techniques. Researchers and students will learn basic dependability concepts and how to model them using UML and its extensions. They will also gain insights into dependability analysis techniques through the use of appropriate modeling formalisms as well as of model-to-model transformation techniques for deriving dependability analysis models from UML specifications. Moreover, software practitioners will find a unified framework for the specification of dependability requirements and properties of UML, and will benefit from the detailed case studies.
This book comprises the refereed proceedings of the International Conferences, ASEA and DRBC 2012, held in conjunction with GST 2012 on Jeju Island, Korea, in November/December 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of advanced software engineering and its applications, and disaster recovery and business continuity.
UML is a large and complex language, with many features in need of refinement or clarification, and there are different views about how to use UML to build systems. This book sheds light on such issues, by illustrating how UML can be used successfully in practice as well as identifying various problematic aspects of UML and suggesting possible solutions.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Unified Modeling Language, 2000, held in York, UK in October 2000. The 36 revised full papers presented together with two invited papers and three panel outlines were carefully reviewed and selected from 102 abstracts and 82 papers submitted. The book offers topical sections on use cases, enterprise applications, applications, roles, OCL tools, meta-modeling, behavioral modeling, methodology, actions and constraints, patterns, architecture, and state charts.
Identifying Emerging Trends in Technological Innovation Doctoral programs in science and engineering are important sources of innovative ideas and techniques that might lead to new products and technological innovation. Certainly most PhD students are not experienced researchers and are in the process of learning how to do research. Nevertheless, a number of empiric studies also show that a high number of technological innovation ideas are produced in the early careers of researchers. The combination of the eagerness to try new approaches and directions of young doctoral students with the experience and broad knowledge of their supervisors is likely to result in an important pool of innovation potential. The DoCEIS doctoral conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial En- neering aims at creating a space for sharing and discussing ideas and results from doctoral research in these inter-related areas of engineering. Innovative ideas and hypotheses can be better enhanced when presented and discussed in an encouraging and open environment. DoCEIS aims to provide such an environment, releasing PhD students from the pressure of presenting their propositions in more formal contexts.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures, FOSSACS 2007, held in Braga, Portugal in March/April 2007 as part of ETAPS 2007, the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software. The 25 revised full papers presented together with the abstract of 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers cover a broad spectrum on theories and methods to support analysis, synthesis, transformation and verification of programs and software systems. In particular the following topics are dealt with: algebraic models, automata and language theory, behavioral equivalences, categorical models, computation processes over discrete and continuous data, infinite state systems computation structures, logics of programs, modal, spatial, and temporal logics, models of concurrent, reactive, distributed, and mobile systems, process algebras and calculi, semantics of programming languages, software specification and refinement, type systems and type theory, fundamentals of security, semi-structured data, program correctness and verification.
A Practical Guide to SysML: The Systems Modeling Language is a comprehensive guide to SysML for systems and software engineers. It provides an advanced and practical resource for modeling systems with SysML. The source describes the modeling language and offers information about employing SysML in transitioning an organization or project to model-based systems engineering. The book also presents various examples to help readers understand the OMG Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) Certification Program. The text is organized into four parts. The first part provides an overview of systems engineering. It explains the model-based approach by comparing it with the document-based approach and providing the modeling principles. The overview of SYsML is also discussed. The second part of the book covers a comprehensive description of the language. It discusses the main concepts of model organization, parametrics, blocks, use cases, interactions, requirements, allocations, and profiles. The third part presents examples that illustrate how SysML supports different model-based procedures. The last part discusses how to transition and deploy SysML into an organization or project. It explains the integration of SysML into a systems development environment. Furthermore, it describes the category of data that are exchanged between a SysML tool and other types of tools, and the types of exchange mechanisms that can be used. It also covers the criteria that must be considered when selecting a SysML. Software and systems engineers, programmers, IT practitioners, experts, and non-experts will find this book useful. *The authoritative guide for understanding and applying SysML *Authored by the foremost experts on the language *Language description, examples, and quick reference guide included
"Identifying children with language impairments has grown increasingly complex as a result of rapid and revolutionary progress in the field of communicative disorders. In Assessment of Communication and Language, leading experts in the field analyze the implications of advances in research and theory and suggest improvements to widely used methods and practices. Some of the important issues they discuss are who should be tested for speech/language disorders; how to adapt methods for children from multicultural backgrounds; what to do when English is a child's second language; the pros and cons of norm-referenced tests and criterion-referenced tests; new ways to use parent report; better methods for evaluating narrative discourse skills; what kinds of tests to use to develop an intervention plan; the best methods for verifying program progress; and new discoveries about language acquisition." "This comprehensive guide to communication and language assessment provides speech-language pathologists, psychologists, researchers, interventionists, special educators, and students with invaluable information and helpful strategies for integrating theoretical and practical advances into their daily work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Stochastic discrete-event systems (SDES) capture the randomness in choices due to activity delays and the probabilities of decisions. This book delivers a comprehensive overview on modeling with a quantitative evaluation of SDES. It presents an abstract model class for SDES as a pivotal unifying result and details important model classes. The book also includes nontrivial examples to explain real-world applications of SDES.