On the requirement from practice for meaningful variability in visual notation

Dirk van der Linden*, Irit Hadar, Anna Zamansky

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Abstract

This research-in-progress paper proposes the need for a move towards more meaningful variability of visual notations. Evidence accumulated via an online survey on the requirements practitioners have for visual notations, indicate the need for variability of a modeling language’s visual notation. Widely used modeling languages in practice such as UML and BPMN do not support redesign of the visual notation of core constructs without modifying or extending the underlying abstract syntax and semantics (e.g., UML stereotypes, BPMN extensions). The expressed need to vary commonly used visual notations depending on particular users or contexts, while not changing the underlying modeling language itself, poses a set of research challenges discussed here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling - 18th International Conference, BPMDS 2017, 22nd International Conference, EMMSAD 2017 Held at CAiSE 2017, Proceedings
EditorsJens Gulden, Selmin Nurcan, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Palash Bera, Wided Guedria
PublisherSpringer
Pages189-203
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319594651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2017 and 22nd International Conference on Evaluation and Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development, EMMSAD 2017 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2017 - Essen, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 201713 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume287
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2017 and 22nd International Conference on Evaluation and Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development, EMMSAD 2017 held at Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2017
CountryGermany
CityEssen
Period12/06/1713/06/17

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