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Modelling Distributed Systems using Z

Bowman, Howard, Derrick, John (1995) Modelling Distributed Systems using Z. In: UNSPECIFIED. (doi:10.1145/315891.315941) (KAR id:21281)


The ODP development 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. There are two technical problems concerning the use of formal techniques within ODP which have yet to be addressed: these are unification and consistency checking. We show how Z can be used to provide a solution for both; and hence provide a mechanism for Z to be used properly in the ODP development process.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/315891.315941
Uncontrolled keywords: distributed systems, viewpoints, formal methods, Z, consistency
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: 21 Aug 2009 19:59 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:29 UTC
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Bowman, Howard.

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Derrick, John.

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