Transformation between Scenarios from Different Viewpoints

HongHui ZHANG  Atsushi OHNISHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.4   pp.801-810
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering)
Category: Requirement Engineering
Keyword: 
requirements engineering,  scenario,  software development,  

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Summary: 
Scenarios that describe concrete situations of software operation play an important role in software development and especially in requirements engineering. Scenario details should vary in content when described from different viewpoints, but this presents a difficulty, because an informal scenario from one viewpoint can not easily be transformed into a scenario from another viewpoint with consistency and assurance. This paper describes (1) a language for describing scenarios in which simple action traces are embellished to include typed frames based on a simple case grammar of actions, and (2) a method to accomplish the transformation between scenarios from different viewpoints based on the scenario description language.