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									       Introduction to UML

CS320 – Software Engineering

Adapted from the slide of Chris Kobryn
Co-Chair UML Revision TaskForce
    Quick Tour
 Why do we model?
 What is the UML?
 Foundation elements
 Unifying concepts

 Language architecture
 Relation to other OMG
  technologies

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Why model?
   Do engineers start building a bridge
    without blueprints?




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          Some Answers

   Provide structure for problem solving
   Experiment to explore multiple solutions
   Furnish abstractions to manage complexity
   Reduce time-to-market for business problem
    solutions
   Decrease development costs
   Manage the risk of mistakes

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      Why do we model
      graphically?

 Graphics      reveal data.
     Edward Tufte
      The Visual Display of Quantitative Information,
      1983
     “A picture is worth a thousand words”




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        Quick Tour
   The UML is a graphical language for
      specifying
      visualizing
      constructing
      documenting
    the artifacts of software systems
   Added to the list of OMG adopted technologies in
    November 1997 as UML 1.1
   Next minor revision was UML 1.3, adopted in
    November 1999
   Next minor revision was UML 1.4
   Next major revision was UML 2.0


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        UML Goals
     Define an easy-to-learn but semantically
      rich visual modeling language
     Unify the Booch, OMT, and Objectory
      modeling languages
     Include ideas from other modeling
      languages
     Incorporate industry best practices
     Address contemporary software
      development issues
           scale, distribution, concurrency,
            executability, etc.
     Provide flexibility for applying different
      processes
     Enable model interchange and define
      repository interfaces
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         OMG UML Contributors

Aonix                                      Microsoft
Colorado State University                  ObjecTime
Computer Associates                        Oracle
Concept Five                               Ptech
Data Access                                OAO Technology Solutions
EDS                                        Rational Software
Enea Data                                  Reich
Hewlett-Packard                            SAP
IBM                                        Softeam
I-Logix                                    Sterling Software
InLine Software                            Sun
Intellicorp                                Taskon
Kabira Technologies                        Telelogic
Klasse Objecten                            Unisys
Lockheed Martin                            …
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           OMG UML 1.4
           Specification
   UML Summary
   UML Semantics
   UML Notation Guide
   UML Example Profiles
        Software Development Processes
        Business Modeling
   Model Interchange
        Model Interchange Using XMI
        Model Interchange Using CORBA IDL
   Object Constraint Language

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           UML 2.0 Goals
   Restructure and refine the language to make it easier to apply, implement and
    customize
   Improve support for component-based development
   Refine architectural specification capabilities
   Increase the scaleability, precision and integration of behavioral diagrams
        augment sequence diagrams with advanced contructs from MSCs that can be
         combined and integrated with other behavior
        update state machines diagrams to make generalizable and able to support a
         transition-centric view
        revise activity diagrams to support more flexible parallelism and furnish more
         I/O options
        support executable models
   Review all UML 1.x constructs and diagrams



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          UML 2.0

               Superstructure                               Diagram Interchange
Defines user-level constructs to specify
structure and behavior of systems (e.g., class
diagrams, sequence diagrams)




               Infrastructure                                      OCL

Defines basic constructs to specify UML
and to customize it for specific domains
(e.g., real-time)


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         the Language

   language = syntax + semantics
       syntax = rules by which language elements (e.g.,
        words) are assembled into expressions (e.g.,
        phrases, clauses)
       semantics = rules by which syntactic expressions
        are assigned meanings
   UML Notation Guide – defines UML’s graphic
    syntax
   UML Semantics – defines UML’s semantics

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        Foundation Concepts

 Buildingblocks
 Well-formedness rules




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              Building Blocks

   The basic building blocks of UML are:
      model elements (classes, interfaces, components, use cases,
        etc.)
      relationships (associations, generalization, dependencies, etc.)
      diagrams (class diagrams, use case diagrams, interaction
        diagrams, etc.)
   Simple building blocks are used to create large, complex
    structures
      cf. elements, bonds and molecules in chemistry
      cf. components, connectors and circuit boards in hardware




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        Diagram: Classifier View
                               Element




    C                   <<covalent>>
               Carbon                                 Hydrogen
                        C                         H

<<covalent>>       C




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        Diagram: Instance View

             :Hydrogen                         :Hydrogen




:Hydrogen     :Carbon                           :Carbon    :Hydrogen




             :Hydrogen                         :Hydrogen




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        Well-Formedness Rules
   Well-formed: indicates that a model or model fragment
    adheres to all semantic and syntactic rules that apply to it.
   UML specifies rules for:
         • naming
         • scoping
         • visibility
         • integrity
         • execution (limited)
   However, during iterative, incremental development it is
    expected that models will be incomplete and inconsistent.




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             Well-Formedness Rules
             (cont’d)

   Example of semantic rule: Class [1]
       • English: If a Class is concrete, all the Operations of
         the Class should have a realizing Method in the full
         descriptor.
       • OCL: not self.isAbstract implies
         self.allOperations->
         forAll (op | self.allMethods->
         exists (m | m.specification->
         includes(op)))


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            Well-Formedness Rules
            (cont’d)

   Example of syntactic rules: Class
       • Basic Notation: A class is drawn as a solid-outline
         rectangle with three compartments separated by
         horizontal lines.
       • Presentation Option: Either or both of the attribute
         and operation compartments may be suppressed.
   Example of syntactic guideline: Class
       • Style Guideline: Begin class names with an
         uppercase letter.

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Language Architecture

 Metamodel  architecture
 Package structure




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                                                               <<metamodel>>
                                                             MOF Meta-Metamodel
                                         «metaclass»                   «metaclass»                    «metaclass»
                                          Attribute                      Class                         Operation



                                              «instanceOf»                                      «instanceOf»
                                                                                                                    <<use>>
                                                                       «instanceOf»


                                                                 <<metamodel>>
                                                                 UML Metamodel


Metamodel                                «metaclass»
                                          Attribute
                                                                       «metaclass»
                                                                         Class
                                                                                                      «metaclass»
                                                                                                       Operation
Architecture

                                                                       «instanceOf»
                                                                                                                    <<use>>




                                                                  Analysis Model                                              The operation
                                                                                                                              issue of the
               The attribute fare of
                                                                                                                              PassengerTicket
               the PassengerTicket
                                                                    PassengerTicket                                           class is an
               class is an instance of
                                                                                                                              instance of the
               the metaclass
                                                                -issuedBy : Airline                                           metaclass
               Attribute.
                                                                -issuingAgent : TravelAgent                                   Operation.
                                                                -fare : Currency
                                                                -tax : Currency
                                                                +total()
                                                                +issue()
                                                                +surrender()
                                                                +refund()
                                                                                                          From [Kobryn 01b].
                                                                       «instanceOf»




                                                                                                                              Represents the
                                                             45723990550: PassengerTicket
                                                                                                                              User Object layer
                                                                                                                              of the 4-layer
                                                        -issuedBy : Airline = AcmeAirlines                                    metamodel
                                                      -issuingAgent : TravelAgent = TerrificTravel
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         21                                             -fare : Currency = 1050.00
                                                                                                                              architecture
                                                                                                                              pattern.
                                                        -tax : Currency = 57.56

								
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