Volume 9 Number 5 (May 2014)
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JSW 2014 Vol.9(5): 1229-1236 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.5.1229-1236

UML-Checker: An Approach for Verifying UML Behavioral Diagrams

Flávio Fernandes, Mark Song
Computer Science Department, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Abstract—UML is a visual modeling language used for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting software artifacts. Despite having many features to model systems, conducting verifications and validations on UML models is not an easy task. In this paper, the problem of performing verification of UML models is discussed through a translation of UML behavioral diagrams into formal models to be verified by a symbolic model checker. An approach and tool (UML checker) is presented in order to conduct verifications on UML diagrams. The main ideas are: (a) provide an approach to perform the translation of activity, state and use case diagrams to the formal input language of the NuSMV checker; (b) automate the translation of UML diagrams to a formal language; and (c) provide a set of predefined validations that are used to check the diagrams.

Index Terms—methods, model checking, UML behavioral diagrams


Cite: Flávio Fernandes, Mark Song, "UML-Checker: An Approach for Verifying UML Behavioral Diagrams," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1229-1236, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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