2nd International Workshop on Use Case Modeling (WUsCaM-05)

Use Cases in Model-Driven Software Engineering

Held in conjunction with MoDELS 2005, Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 2-7

Call for Papers



Programme & Schedule


Previous workshop




Paper submission: EXTENDED August 2

Acceptance notification: August 29

Workshop date: October 2


Use Cases have achieved wide use as specification tool for observable behavior of systems, yet there remains a large gap between behavioral specifications and determination of software components to be built or procured. The “Use Cases in Model-Driven Software Engineering” (the 2005 incarnation of the “Open Issues in Industrial Use Case Modeling” workshop series) will bring together use case experts from industry and academia to identify and characterize some problem areas and some promising approaches.

The integration of use cases within Model Driven Software Engineering requires a better definition of use case contents, specifically a better definition of use case description of behavior through sequences of action steps, use case pre and post conditions, and relationship between use case model and conceptual model. The UML2 specification allows for several textual and graphical representations of use case behavior, but does not provide any rules for transformations between different representations at the same level of abstraction. It does not provide either any rules for transformations of these representations to other artifacts at levels closer to implementation. With this workshop we hope to fill the “requirements gap” in the current research on model-driven methodologies. This gap can be filled by resourceful application of use case models.

Updated: September 23rd, 2005. Contact: ggenova[at]inf.uc3m.es