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FDTs for ODP

Bowman, Howard, Derrick, John, Linington, Peter F., Steen, Maarten (1995) FDTs for ODP. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 17 (5-6). pp. 457-479. ISSN 0920-5489. (doi:10.1016/0920-5489(95)00021-L) (KAR id:21243)


This paper discusses the use and integration of formal techniques into the Open Distributed Processing (ODP) standardization initiative. The ODP reference model is a natural progression from OSI. Multiple viewpoints are used to specify complex ODP systems. Formal methods are playing an increasing role within ODP. We provide an overview of the ODP reference model, before discussing the ODP requirements on FDTs, and the role such techniques play. Finally we discuss the use of formalisms in the central problem of maintaining cross viewpoint consistency.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/0920-5489(95)00021-L
Uncontrolled keywords: formal methods, LOTOS, Z, viewpoints, consistency, ODP
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2009 18:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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Bowman, Howard.

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Derrick, John.

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Steen, Maarten.

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