UML-F: A Modeling Language for Object-Oriented Frameworks
The paper presents the essential features of a new member of the UML
language family that supports working with object-oriented frameworks.
This UML extension, called UML-F, allows the explicit representation of
framework variation points. The paper discusses some of the relevant aspects
of UML-F, which is based on standard UML extension mechanisms. A case study
shows how it can be used to assist framework development. A discussion of
additional tools for automating framework implementation and instantiation
rounds out the paper.