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Can Behavioral Requirements Be Executed? (And Why Would We Want to Do So?)

  • David Harel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2491)

Abstract

A novel approach to behavioral requirements for reactive systems is described, in which highly expressive scenario-based requirements are “played in” directly from the system’s GUI, or some abstract version thereof [2], and behavior can then be “played out” freely, adhering to all the requirements [3]. The approach, which is joint with Rami Marelly, is supported and illustrated by a tool we have built - the play-engine.

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    D. Harel, “From Play-In Scenarios To Code: An Achievable Dream”, IEEE Computer 34:1 (January 2001), 53–60. (Also, Proc. Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1783 (Tom Maibaum, ed.), Springer-Verlag, March 2000, pp. 22–34.)Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Harel
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  1. 1.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael

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