Chapter 4. Definition of the System Model

  1. Kevin Lano
  1. Manfred Broy1,
  2. María Victoria Cengarle1,
  3. Hans Grönniger2 and
  4. Bernhard Rumpe2

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470522622.ch4

UML 2 Semantics and Applications

UML 2 Semantics and Applications

How to Cite

Broy, M., Cengarle, M. V., Grönniger, H. and Rumpe, B. (2009) Definition of the System Model, in UML 2 Semantics and Applications (ed K. Lano), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470522622.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Computer Science, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, München, Germany

  2. 2

    Lehrstuhl Informatik 3 (Softwaretechnik), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470409084

Online ISBN: 9780470522622



  • system model definition tailored toward UML;
  • system model control part and storing control information;
  • messages and events in system model


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Notational Conventions

  • Static Part of the System Model

  • Control Part of the System Model

  • Messages and Events in the System Model

  • Object State

  • Event-Based Object Behavior

  • Timed Object Behavior

  • The System Model Definition

  • Appendix A.1 State Transition Systems

  • Appendix A.2 Timed State Transition Systems

  • References