On visualization and comprehension of scenario-based programs

Nir Eitan, Michal Gordon, David Harel, Assaf Marron, Gera Weiss

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Abstract

We address the problem of comprehending cause and effect relationships between relatively independent behavior components of a single application. Our focus is on the paradigm of behavioral, scenario-based, programming, as captured by the language of live sequence charts (LSC) or its Java-based counterpart, BPJ. In this programming paradigm, multi-modal behaviors can be specified separately, and are integrated only at run time. We present a tool, with which the user can easily follow the decisions of the collective execution mechanism. It shows the behaviors and events that were executed at each point in time, and those that were delayed or abandoned, as well as the causes and reasons behind these run-time choices. The dynamic effects of such decisions on thesystem's behavior can be seen easily too.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 IEEE 19th International Conference on Program Comprehension, ICPC 2011
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Sep 2011
Event2011 IEEE 19th International Conference on Program Comprehension, ICPC 2011 - Kingston, ON, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE 19th International Conference on Program Comprehension, ICPC 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityKingston, ON
Period22/06/1124/06/11

Keywords

  • BPJ
  • behavioral programming
  • scenario-based programming
  • visualization

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