Cross-viewpoint consistency in open distributed processing

Bowman, Howard and Derrick, John and Linington, Peter F. and Steen, Maarten (1996) Cross-viewpoint consistency in open distributed processing. Software Engineering Journal, 11 (1). pp. 44-57. ISSN 0268-6961. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The paper discusses the use of viewpoints in the ODP (Open Distributed Processing) standardisation initiative. The ODP reference model is a new framework, going beyond OSI (Open Systems Interconnection). Multiple viewpoints are used to specify complex ODP systems. Consistency of viewpoint specifications is clearly a central issue. In addition, formal techniques have an increasingly significant role within ODP, and so mechanisms are needed that support consistency checking of formal specifications. An overview is provided of the ODP reference model and the use of viewpoints within it, before discussing consistency within ODP and how it can be realised using formal notations. Consistency checking is illustrated using the LOTOS formal description technique.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 16 May 2009 06:13
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 13:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18834 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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