Modeling and Composing Scenario-Based Requirements with Aspects

João Baptista da Silva Araújo Júnior, Jonathan Whittle, Dae kyoo Kim

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There has been significant recent interest, within the Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) community, in representing crosscutting concerns at various stages of the software lifecycle. However, most of these efforts have concentrated on the design and implementation phases. We focus in this paper on representing aspects during use case modeling. In particular, we focus on scenario-based requirements and show how to compose aspectual and non-aspectual scenarios so that they can be simulated as a whole. Non-aspectual scenarios are modeled as UML sequence diagrams. Aspectual scenarios are modeled as Interaction Pattern Specifications (IPSs). In order to simulate them, the scenarios are transformed into a set of executable state machines using an existing state machine synthesis algorithm. Previous work composed aspectual and non-aspectual scenarios at the sequence diagram level. In this paper, the composition is done at the state machine level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRE
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE)
Period1/01/04 → …


  • Interaction pattern Specification (IPS)
  • Software life cycle
  • Aspect-oriented software development (AOSD)
  • Pattern specifications


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