Consistency Rules for UML-based Domain-specific Language Models: A Literature Review

  • Bernhard Hoisl (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has become a popular implementation vehicle for domain-specific modeling languages (DSMLs). A UML-based DSML is typically defined by multiple specification artifacts, i.e. inter-related models, describing different views on the DSML. These separate, yet interrelated models are potential sources of specification inconsistencies which bear a high risk of affecting all subsequent DSML development phases (e.g., platform integration). In a large-scale literature review of more than 8,000 publications, we collected evidence on consistency-rule usage for 84 UML-based DSML designs. In this paper, we report on the identified patterns of consistency-rule usage (e.g., rule formalization, rule scopes, and supported development activities) and specification defects which challenge the use of consistency rules in DSML specifications.
Period28 Sept 2015
Event title1st International Workshop on UML Consistency Rules (WUCOR)
Event typeUnknown
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102022 Software development
  • 102
  • 502050 Business informatics