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Dr. Lin Huang
Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA
It's my honor to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMLC. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of machine learning and computing.
IJMLC 2012 Vol.2(1): 52-61 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2012.V2.89

Statechart: A Visual Language for Software Requirement Specification

W. Zhang, T. Beaubouef, and H. Ye

Abstract—Statechart is a visual language for software requirement specification that has been widely used in recent years. In essence, it extends the conventional language of state-transition diagrams with three elements that accommodates the notions of hierarchy, concurrency, and communication. Additionally, it allows multilevel concurrency, creation of chain-reaction effects, and the use of high- and low-level events. It is compact, expressive, compositional, and modular. This paper presents a tutorial of Statechart and discusses its merits and shortcomings.

Index Terms—Statechart, requirement specification.

W. Zhang and T. Beaubouef are with Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402, USA (e-mail: wzhang(tbeaubouef)@selu.edu).
H. Ye is with The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. (e-mail: Huilin.Ye@newcastle.edu.au).


Cite: W. Zhang, T. Beaubouef, and H. Ye, "Statechart: A Visual Language for Software Requirement Specification," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 52-61, 2012.

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