The objective of the work reported here is to define and assess a method to reverse engineer UML sequence diagrams from execution traces. We do so based on formal transformation rules and we reverse engineer diagrams that show all relevant technical information, including conditions, iterations of messages, and specific object identities and types being involved in the interactions. We present the fundamental principles of our methodology, illustrate it with examples, and validate it through a case study.

Tenth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering
Software Quality Engineering Laboratory (SQUALL)

Briand, L.C. (L. C.), Labiche, Y, & Miao, Y. (Y.). (2003). Towards the Reverse Engineering of UML Sequence Diagrams. In Reverse Engineering - Working Conference Proceedings (pp. 57–66).