Date of Award

2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science Honours

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

First Advisor

M Johnstone

Abstract

The SysML is a recent introduction to modelling languages for the systems engineering domain. Modelling tools are offering support for its notation. Studies related to the UML have indicated that modelling tools lack compliance to the UML language. This issue may apply equally to the SysML and the aim of this research is to investigate that language compliance issue. The first phase of this research is concerned with the compliance of current modelling tools to the SysML l.0a Final Adopted Specification (PAS). It consists of a comparative evaluation of candidate tools based on an ideal framework derived from the language specification. The second research phase consists of an interpretive evaluation. It is concerned with the ability of SysML modelling tools to consistently represent a modelling problem and this problem is derived from the language specification. This research may benefit future studies in the field of modelling tool evaluations, particularly studies on the effects of modelling tools with varying compliance to the SysML specification.

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