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Viewpoint consistency in ODP, a general interpretation

Bowman, H. and Boiten, E.A. and Derrick, J. and Steen, M.W.A. (1996) Viewpoint consistency in ODP, a general interpretation. In: Najm, Elie and Stefani, J.-B., eds. Formal Methods for Open Object-based Distributed Systems. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology . Springer, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 189-204. ISBN 978-1-5041-2875-9. E-ISBN 978-0-387-35082-0. (doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35082-0_14) (KAR id:21386)


Multiple viewpoints are used in Open Distributed Processing (ODP) in order to decompose the complexity inherent in specifying distributed systems. Multiple viewpoints prompt the issue of consistency between viewpoints. The ODP reference model alludes to three different interpretations of consistency. We show that our interpretation, firstly, satisfies all the basic requirements of a definition of consistency and, secondly, can be specialised to any of the three ODP reference model definitions. The generality of our definition will be illustrated through instantiation in the FDT LOTOS.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-0-387-35082-0_14
Uncontrolled keywords: formal methods, LOTOS, 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: Eerke Boiten
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009 20:35 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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Boiten, E.A..

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Steen, M.W.A..

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