A Framework for the Static and Interactive Visualization of Statecharts

Rodolfo Castelló, Rym Mili, Ioannis G. Tollis
2002 Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications  
We present a framework for the automatic generation of layouts of statechart diagrams. Statecharts [16] are widely used for the requirements specification of reactive systems. Our framework is based on several techniques that include hierarchical drawing, labeling, and floorplanning, designed to work in a cooperative environment. Therefore, the resulting drawings enjoy several important properties: they emphasize the natural hierarchical decomposition of states into substates; they have a low
more » ... mber of edge crossings; they have good aspect ratio; and require a small area. We also present techniques for interactive operations. We have implemented our framework and obtained drawings for several statechart examples.
doi:10.7155/jgaa.00056 fatcat:54wvvcvptbb2dfbzhibb4lhrh4