Experimental comparison of sequence and collaboration diagrams in different application domains

Chanan Glezer, Mark Last, Efrat Nahmani, Peretz Shoval

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This article reports the findings from a controlled experiment where both the comprehensibility and the quality of UML interaction diagrams were investigated in two application domains: management information system (MIS) and real-time (RT) system. The results indicate that collaboration diagrams are easier to comprehend than sequence diagrams in RT systems, while there is no difference in their comprehension in MIS. With respect to quality of diagrams constructed by analysts, in MIS collaboration diagrams are of better quality than sequence diagrams, while in RT there is no significant difference in their quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-90
Number of pages14
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Workshop on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2005 - Held in Conjunction with the 17th Conference on Advanced Information Systems, CAiSE 2005 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 13 Jun 200514 Jun 2005


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