Modeling Reactive Systems With Statecharts: The Statemate Approach

Modeling Reactive Systems With Statecharts: The Statemate Approach

ISBN: 0070262055

ISBN 13: 9780070262058

Publication Date: November 01, 1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

Format: Hardcover

Author: David Harel

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The book provides a detailed description of a set of languages for modelling reactive systems, which underlies the STATEMATE toolset. The approach is dominated by the language of Statecharts, used to describe behavior, combined Activity-charts for describing activities (i.e., the functional building blocks-capabilities or objects) and the data that flows between them. These two languages are used to develop a conceptual model of the system, which can be combined with the system's physical, or structural model, described in a third language-Module-charts. The three languages are highly diagrammatic in nature, constituting full-fledged visual formalisms, complete with rigorous semantics. They are accompanied by a Data Dictionary for specifying additional parts of the model that are textual in nature.

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