List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Introduction to the world of systems, problems and solutions. 1.1. The world of systems, problems and solutions. 1.2. Real time and embedded systems: Disaster control and Quality of Service. 1.3. Human organizations and structures: How software can simulate and study them. 1.4. This book is also a system. 2. Coping with complexity. 2.1. Visual formulisms for handling complexity. 2.2. Object/function decompoision. 2.3. Functional decomposition to handle complexity. 2.4. How object technology handles complexity. 2.5. Object paradigm applied to control applications. 2.6. Object paradigm applied to database applications. 2.7. Objects and databases. 2.8. Object paradigm and Component reuse. 2.9. Mastering development complexity. 3. UML Infrastructure: Core concepts. 3.1. Core concepts compliant to MOF. 3.2. Infrastructure. 4. UML Superstrucutre: Language definition and diagrams. 4.1. Making our own development methodology with UML. 4.2. Structure and behavior. 4.3. Hierarchy of UML metaclasses. 4.4. Superstructure and compliance levels. 4.5. Reuse of the Infrastructure. 4.6. Structure: class diagram. 4.7. Structure: Object diagram. 4.8. Structure: Package diagram. 4.9. Structure: Composite Structure diagram. 4.10. Structure: Component diagram. 4.11. Structure: Deployment diagram. 4.12. Hierarchy of metaclasses defined in the Behavior part. 4.13. Behavior: State Machine diagram. 4.14. Behavior: Activity diagram. 4.15. Behavior: Interaction Suite. 4.16. Behavior: Use case diagram. 4.17. Auxiliary constructs: Profiles. 5. Fundamental concepts of the real world and their mapping into UML. 5.1. Abstraction, concept, domain, ontology, model. 5.2. Structural, functional and dynamic views of systems. 5.3. Concepts of the functional view. 5.4. Fundamental concepts of the dynamic view. 5.5. Fundamental concepts of the structural view. 6. The Uniform concept. 6.1. Elements of the uniform concept. 6.2. Requirement analysis model. 6.3. Requirements analysis with technical diagrams. 6.4. System Requirements Specifications. 6.5. Designing real time Applications with MDA. 6.6. Designing reusable database models. 6.7. Unifying real time and database applications. 7. Real time behavioral study beyond UML. 7.1. SEN or State-Event Net diagram. 7.2. UML diagrams mapped into SEN. 7.3. Timing constraints with SEN. 7.4. Case study with SEN. 7.5. Safety-critical systems. 8. Real time case study. 8.1. Design of an inclined elevator or track lift tram. 8.2. Emergency service in a hospital & Design of a database coupled with a real time system. References. Index.
This multi-function volume starts off as an ideal basic textbook for teaching object modeling, fundamental concepts learning and system designing with thirteen UML diagrams. But it also contains a whole section devoted to advanced research topics, samples and case studies. It is an essential work for any system developer or graduate student in a discipline that requires the power of object modeling as part of a development methodology.
Uniform modeling methodology for systems involving multiple domains
In depth and multi level discussion of modeling concepts, UML elements and diagrams
Research topics beyond UML: SEN (Petri like net) and Image Attribute Method for dynamic studies
Effective deployment of reuse concept and MDA (Model Driven Architecture). Create immediately business assets with the first project
Theoretical and practical at the same time (various examples and real world case studies. Conceptualization of requirements by text analysis and use case diagrams)