Tang, Xiaoming (1999) A software tool to display message sequence charts. Other thesis, Concordia University.
Message Sequence Charts (MSC) is a trace language. It is widely used to show sequences of messages interchanged between system components and their environment. It is gaining popularity in software engineering methods for concurrent and real-time systems. MSC has been standardized by the ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Sector of ITU) in Recommendation Z. 120 since 1992. A new revised standard Z.120 (MSC96) was approved by ITU-T in 1996. MSC includes two syntactical forms, MSC/PR as a pure textual and MSC/GR as a graphical representation. An MSC in MSC/GR representation can be transformed automatically into a corresponding MSC/PR representation. However, the reverse way is difficult since MSC/PR does not include graphical information such as height, width of symbols and texts. This report presents a software tool to convert a textual description into an internal representation, then to display the graphical representation. The object structure built in this software can be used in the further studying or analyzing of MSC96.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Other)|
|Pagination:||vii, 76 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Major reports (M.Comp.Sc.)|
|Program:||Computer Science and Software Engineering|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Butler, Gregory|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 17:14|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 15:16|
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