BUILDING UML MODELS COLLABORATIVELY

Weiqin Chen, Roger Pedersen, Øystein Pettersen

Abstract

This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a distributed collaborative UML modelling tool. The tool is designed as a platform for building UML models in collaborative design of software. We conducted formative evaluations and summative evaluation to improve the environment and discover how users collaborate through the environment. The findings indicate that this environment is both user-friendly and informative. We also found that less experienced users can learn from their more experienced collaborators.

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Chen W., Pedersen R. and Pettersen Ø. (2006). BUILDING UML MODELS COLLABORATIVELY . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-47-4, pages 106-111. DOI: 10.5220/0001249001060111


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist06,
author={Weiqin Chen and Roger Pedersen and Øystein Pettersen},
title={BUILDING UML MODELS COLLABORATIVELY},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={106-111},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001249001060111},
isbn={978-972-8865-47-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - BUILDING UML MODELS COLLABORATIVELY
SN - 978-972-8865-47-4
AU - Chen W.
AU - Pedersen R.
AU - Pettersen Ø.
PY - 2006
SP - 106
EP - 111
DO - 10.5220/0001249001060111