Specifying ODP computational objects in Z
AuthorSINNOTT, RICHARD; Turner, Kenneth J.
Source TitleFormal methods for open object-based distributed systems 1. IFIP Advances in information and communication technology.
University of Melbourne Author/sSinnott, Richard
AffiliationComputing and Information Systems
Document TypeBook Chapter
CitationsSinnott, R., & Turner, K. J. (1996). Specifying ODP computational objects in Z . In E. Najm & J. Stefani (Eds.), Formal methods for open object-based distributed systems 1. IFIP Advances in information and communication technology. (pp. 375-390). London; New York: Springer.
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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.
KeywordsZ; open distributed processing; ODP; architectural semantics
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