Using an Object-Oriented Diagram Technique for the Design of Information Systems

G. Kappel, M. Schrefl
Kapp91c (1991)
H. G. Sol, K. M. van Hee (eds.): Dynamic Modelling of Information Systems, Proceedings of the International Working Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, April 9-10, 1990, Elsevier Science B.V. (North-Holland), ISBN 0-444-88923-X, pp. 121-164, 1991.
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An object-oriented diagram technique is introduced for the design of information systems. Structural properties of objects are depicted in object diagrams. Dynamic properties are shown in behaviour diagrams. Object diagrams are based on semantics data model concepts. Behaviour diagrams are based on Petri nets and model the life cycles of objects through a set of states (places) and activities (transitions).

The relationship between Object/Behaviour diagrams and Predicate/Transition nets is shown. The semantics of Object/Behaviour diagrams is formally defined through a mapping into Predicate/Transition nets.