A visual framework for modelling with heterogeneous notations

Jean Flower, John Howse, John Taylor, Stuart Kent

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Abstract

This paper presents a visual framework for organizing models of systems which allows a mixture of notations, diagrammatic or text-based, to be used. The framework is based on the use of templates which can be nested and sometimes flattened. It is modular and can be used to structure the constraint space of the system, making it scalable with appropriate tool support. It is also flexible and extensible: users can choose which notations to use, mix them and add new notations or templates. The goal of this work is to provide more intuitive and expressive languages and frameworks to support the construction and presentation of rich and precise models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2002 Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments (HCC'02)
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages71-73
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0769516440
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002
EventIEEE 2002 Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments (HCC'02) - Arlington, VA, USA, 3-6 September, 2002
Duration: 1 Sep 2002 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 2002 Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments (HCC'02)
Period1/09/02 → …

Keywords

  • Visual formalisms
  • software specification
  • heterogeneous framework

Cite this

Flower, J., Howse, J., Taylor, J., & Kent, S. (2002). A visual framework for modelling with heterogeneous notations. In IEEE 2002 Symposium on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments (HCC'02) (pp. 71-73). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HCC.2002.1046350