Refining Use Cases through Temporal Relations

António Miguel Rosado da Cruz


In UML, use cases can be used both for modeling the external requirements of a subject (system) and the functionality offered by a subject. Moreover, use cases can also be used to specify the requirements the subject poses on its environment, by defining how the actors should interact with the subject. Task models are used in the HCI community to model tasks the user and the system must carry out when interacting. In contrast with task-models, temporal relations are not allowed within use case models. This paper proposes three temporal relations between use cases, making possible the inclusion of more detail in the use case model, thus enhancing the expressiveness of use cases for modeling requirements and contributing to better user interface (UI) models generation, within the context of an automatic model-to-model transformation process between a use case model and a UI model.


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Rosado da Cruz A. (2014). Refining Use Cases through Temporal Relations . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-037-6, pages 95-102. DOI: 10.5220/0005091900950102

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author={António Miguel Rosado da Cruz},
title={Refining Use Cases through Temporal Relations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014)
TI - Refining Use Cases through Temporal Relations
SN - 978-989-758-037-6
AU - Rosado da Cruz A.
PY - 2014
SP - 95
EP - 102
DO - 10.5220/0005091900950102