Flow-Based Scenarios in Mobile Communication Systems and Networks

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The field of mobile communication is concerned with such issues as management and integration of wireless communication and network components, system support for mobility, computing system architectures for wireless nodes/base stations/servers, and user interfaces and new applications. Dynamic modeling in the context of mobile communication refers to representation of the behavior of the objects and subsystems and the flow of control among the objects. It includes building graphical scenarios used for specifying interactions between objects in communication and networks systems. This paper examines methods of diagrammatical representation of scenarios. Many types of diagrams are used for such purpose, notably Message Sequence Charts and UML scenarios in mobile systems. These methods of scenario representations and their extensions lack basic features of continuation that characterize the notion of “scenario”. This paper proposes utilizing a flow-based methodology as an alternative representation.
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Mobile Communication; Wireless Communication Systems; Scenarios; Message Sequence Charts; UML Sequence Diagram

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