References to UML and Mobile Communication

by Albrecht Müller
Note: The description of the links contains my personal opinion about what I found when I visited these links. I do not check if the description matches the current content of the pages.

References Related to UML


Link (date of last visit) and/or reference Description
http://www.omg.org/uml/
(9. May 2003)
OMGs UML Resource Page
http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?formal/03-03-01
(9. May 2003)
The current UML 1.5 standard. I was not able to find a draft of the forthcoming 2.0 version of this standard which I expect to contain some substantial changes.
http://www.modelingstyle.info/
(21. May 2003)

The Elements of UML Style
Scott W. Ambler
Cambridge University Press, 2003
ISBN: 0-521-525470 

A style guide for the use of UML. According to what is said on the web page the contents of this page are equivalent to the contents of the book. 
 

Mobile Communication Overview Material, 2G/3G Transition


Link (date of last visit) and/or reference Description
http://www.tektronix.com/Measurement/programs/nextgen_poster/tek_3rd_gen_lastversion4.pdf
(04. April 2003)
This is a poster of one square meter size (DIN A0) titled "Building Next-Generation Mobile Networks". You need rather big printer to get this printed. I think this poster gives a good overview over the structure of a mobile core network containing GERAN and UTRAN parts. 
http://www.nmscommunications.com/file/3G_Tutorial.pdf
(04. April 2003). According to the contents of this file the latest version can be found at
http://www.nmscommunications.com/3Gtutorial
I did not visit this page however.
I think this file provides a good overview of many aspects (history, technical, standards, applications, business models) of mobile communication.
http://www.comlab.hut.fi/opetus/238/lecture2.pdf These document contains slides about the "Evolution from GSM to UMTS"

Mobile Communication and UML,  Technical Specifications etc.


Link (date of last visit) and/or reference Description
http://www.etsi.org/jobs/docs/CL2249.doc
(9. May 2003)
At the time of the last visit of this link the ETSI Standard DTR/MTS-00085 "UML Profile for Communicating Systems" does not yet exist. The link refers to a document calling for experts to create the standard. UML 2.0 is relevant.
http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/archive/21_series/21.905/21905-610.zip
(14. April 03)
TR    21.905    Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications, seems to include former GSM Recommendation 01.04. I consider this recommendation as a good point to start modelling of the the "reference model".
ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/specs/latest
(9. May 2003)
Technical specifications in the mobile communication area (GSM, UMTS). This directory contains a file specifying the current status of the specifications.
http://www.geocities.com/tdscdma3g
(9. May 2003)
Specifications related to the Chinese TD-SCDMA standard.
http://www.rational.com/media/whitepapers/sdl2umlv13.pdf (8. May 2003)  This link leads to the white paper of Rational Software "Mapping SDL to UML" by Bran Selic & Jim Raumbaugh. UML 1.3 is relevant.
http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/rec/z/index.html
(9. May 2003)
This link leads to a full list of the Z-series recommendations  of the ITU. The Z-series deal with languages and general software aspects for telecommunication systems. These recommendations deal with SDL (Specification and Description Language) and its relation to ASN.1, UML, MSC (Message Sequence Charts in this context) and the TTCN (Tree and Tabular Combined Notation)

Material on ASN.1


Link (date of last visit) and/or reference Description
http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/en/introduction/index.htm
(21. May 2003)
http://asn1.elibel.tm.fr/en/standards/index.htm
(26. May 2003)
An short introduction to ASN.1. The "standards" page lists relevant standards and has links to download locations of some of the standards.
http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/studygroups/com17/languages/X.680-X.693-0207w.zip
(26. May 2003)
I got this link from the "standards" page listed above. This reference seems to contain the complete set of ITU-T recommendations pertaining to Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and ASN.1 Encoding Rules (ITU-T Rec. X.680 - 684, X 691 - 693). The files are in word format. I do not know if this is a working draft only and if the official version is be freely available.
http://www.asn1ecn.com/
(21. May 2003)
http://www.asn1ecn.com/links/_links.htm
(21. May 2003)
Home page of the Encoding Control Notation (ECN). Also relevant: the Bit Syntax Notation (BSN). The link page refers to many resource related to ASN.1 and ECN.
If you want to to know additional information about the contents of this page, would like to see additional material published here etc., then feel free to contact the author of this page sending an e-mail to albrecht.mueller@astrail.de. Your comments are welcome.Last Modification: 26. May 2003
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