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Specifying ODP computational objects in Z

Sinnott, R.O., and Turner, K.J. (1997) Specifying ODP computational objects in Z. In: Formal Methods for Open Object-based Distributed Systems. Springer, London, pp. 375-390. ISBN 9780412797705

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Abstract

The computational viewpoint contained within the Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) shows how collections of objects can be configured within a distributed system to enable interworking. It prescribes certain capabilities that such objects are expected to possess and structuring rules that apply to how these objects can be configured with one another. This paper highlights how the specification language Z can be used to formalise these capabilities and the associated structuring rules, thereby enabling specifications of ODP systems from the computational viewpoint to be achieved.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords:Z, Open Distributed Processing, Architectural Semantics
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Prof Richard
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., and Turner, K.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > E-Science
Journal Name:Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems
Publisher:Springer
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1997 Elsevier
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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