Business-oriented development of telecommunication services

Sinnott, R.O. and Kolberg, M. (1998) Business-oriented development of telecommunication services. In: OOPSLA '98 Conference Proceedings, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 18-22, 1998: Conference on Object-Orientated Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications. Association for Computing Machinery: Reading, USA, pp. 237-246. ISBN 9780201309898

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The development of software for distributed systems, e.g. telecommunication services, is a complex activity. Numerous issues have to be resolved when developing such systems, examples of which are language/system heterogeneity and remoteness of components. Interface definition languages (IDLs) are used as the basis for addressing some of these issues. IDLs allow for the specification of the syntactic aspects of the interfaces of the components in the system to be made. Whilst lending itself to issues of heterogeneity and location transparency, dealing with IDL as the basis for system development is not without its problems. Two of the main problems with IDL are its lack of behaviour and its lack of abstraction. Thus designers should not be constrained to work within the syntactic notations used to implement their systems, nor should they be unaided in how they might better design their systems. In this paper we show how these issues are being addressed in the TOSCA project in its development of a service creation and validation environment.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Service creation and validation, paradigms, object-oriented frameworks, SDL
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Professor Richard
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., and Kolberg, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Journal Name:Proceedings of Workshop on Precise Behavioural Specifications in Object-Oriented Information Modelling
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1998 ACM
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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