We attempt to validate the conceptual framework “Physics of Notation” (PoN) as a means for analysing visual languages by applying it to UML Use Case Diagrams. We discover that the PoN, in its current form, is neither precise nor comprehensive enough to be applied in an objective way to analyse practical visual software engineering notations. We propose an operationalization of a part of the PoN, highlight conceptual shortcomings of the PoN, and explore ways to address them.
|Title of host publication||Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||16th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013) - Miami, Florida, United States|
Duration: 29 Sep 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
|Conference||16th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013)|
|Period||29/09/2013 → 04/10/2013|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|