Towards a Formal Model of Consistency in ODP

Bowman, H. and Derrick, J. (1994) Towards a Formal Model of Consistency in ODP. Technical report. University of Kent, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (Full text available)

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Abstract

The ODP (Open Distributed Processing) development model is a natural progression from OSI. Multiple viewpoints are used to specify complex ODP systems. The conformance assessment methodology for ODP defines the relationships between specifications and implementations that must be proved in order that conformance to ODP systems can be asserted. These relationships include transformation, refinement, conformance and consistency. This paper develops a formal interpretation of these concepts. In particular the paper defines a framework for checking the consistency of different specifications of the same ODP system. This framework is essential if FDT's are to be successfully employed in the development of ODP systems. In the second part of the paper, we present examples of consistency checking in both LOTOS and RAISE.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 21:02
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 13:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21202 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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