Issue No. 04 - July/August (2003 vol. 20)
Morgan Bj?rkander , Telelogic
Cris Kobryn , Telelogic
<p>Signaling the end of the method wars, the Object Management Group (OMG) first standardized the Unified Modeling Language in 1997. The software industry rapidly accepted it as the standard modeling language for specifying software and system architectures. Although UML is primarily intended for general-purpose modeling, it?s receiving extensive use in diverse specialized areas, such as business process modeling and real-time-systems modeling. Despite these successes, development tools have been slow to realize UML?s full potential. In addition, the software industry has evolved considerably during the last six years, and the first version of UML (UML 1.x) is now dated. This article explains how the proposed major revision of UML, UML 2.0, will make the language more current and improve its expressive power and precision. The finalization of the major revision process is expected to be followed by updates to modeling tools that implement the powerful new UML 2.0 features.</p>
software modeling, systems modeling, Unified Modeling Language, UML, software architecture, systems architecture
M. Bj?rkander and C. Kobryn, "Architecting Systems with UML 2.0," in IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. , pp. 57-61, 2003.