Use cases as workflows

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Abstract

In requirements engineering we have to discover the user requirements and then we have to transform them into precise system specifications. There are two essential aspects to be modeled: the data aspect and the process aspect of the system. There are many techniques available to describe these aspects but it is always difficult to integrate these views in a consistent way. Last decade two techniques are used frequently in requirements engineering: use cases and workflow models. We show that these techniques can be integrated in a natural way, using the framework of colored Petri nets. We only sketch the underlying formal framework and focus on the practical application of the approach by a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management (Proceedings BPM 2003, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 26-27, 2003)
EditorsW.M.P. Aalst, van der, A. Hofstede, ter, M. Weske
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages88-103
ISBN (Print)3-540-40318-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume2678
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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