Modeling Objects with Uncertain Behaviors

Paula Muñoz (Corresponding author), Priyanka Karkhanis, Mark van den Brand, A. Vallecillo

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Modeling the behavior of complex systems that operate in real environments, deal with physical elements, or interact with humans is a challenging task. It involves the explicit representation of aspects of behavioral uncertainty that are inherent in the system, but generally neglected in software models. In this paper, we focus on the explicit representation of the behavior of objects of complex systems, considering their motivations, randomness, and the different types of underlying uncertainty that affect their actions. We show how such uncertain behaviors can be effectively modeled in UML and OCL, and how the specifications produced can be used to simulate and analyze these systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Object Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


  • Software models
  • UML
  • randomness
  • simulation
  • uncertain behavior
  • uncertainty


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