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Formal Methods for Distributed Processing
A Survey of Object-Oriented Approaches

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P. F. Linington, H. Bowman, J. Derrick, R. O. Sinnott, D. Hogrefe, T. Robles, G. Huecas, J. Quemada, A. Verdejo, L. F. Llana-Dìaz, G. Smith, S. Kent, G. A. Agha, P. Thati, R. Ziaei, P. Sewell, l. Cardelli, A. D. Gordon, B. H. Liskov, J. M. Wing, E. Najm, A. Nimour, J-B. Stefani, H. Masuhara, A. Yonezawa, C. Laneve, G. Leduc, L. Blair, G. Blair, F. Achermann, M. Lumpe, J.-G. Schneider, O. Nierstrasz, K. J. Turner
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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521168755

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  • Originally published in 2002, this book presents techniques in the application of formal methods to object-based distributed systems. A major theme of the book is how to formally handle the requirements arising from OO distributed systems, such as dynamic reconfiguration, encapsulation, subtyping, inheritance, and real-time aspects. These may be supported either by enhancing existing notations, such as UML, LOTOS, SDL and Z, or by defining fresh notations, such as Actors, Pi-calculus and Ambients. The major specification notations and modelling techniques are introduced and compared by leading researchers. The book also includes a description of approaches to the specification of non-functional requirements, and a discussion of security issues. Researchers and practitioners in software design, object-oriented computing, distributed systems, and telecommunications systems will gain an appreciation of the relationships between the major areas of concerns and learn how the use of object-oriented based formal methods provides workable solutions.

    • Introduces and compares the major specification notations and modelling techniques
    • Describes the specification of non-functional requirements needed in the specification of multimedia systems
    • Contributors include many of the leading researchers in the field, e.g. Gul Agha, Aki Yonezawa, Jeanette Wing, Barbara Liskov
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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521168755
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Object-Oriented Distributed Systems:
    1. Issues in distributed systems P. F. Linington
    2. Distributed systems, an ODP perspective P. F. Linington
    3. Issues in formal methods H. Bowman and J. Derrick
    Part II. Specification Notations:
    4. Finite state machine based: SDL R. O. Sinnott and D. Hogrefe
    5. Process calculi: E-LOTOS T. Robles, G. Huecas, J. Quemada, A. Verdejo and L. F. Llana-Dìaz
    6. State-based approaches: from Z to object-Z G. Smith
    7. The united modelling language S. Kent
    Part III. Dynamic Reconfiguration:
    8. Actors: a model for reasoning about open distributed systems G. A. Agha, P. Thati and R. Ziaei
    9. π-calculi P. Sewell
    10. Mobile mabients l. Cardelli and A. D. Gordon
    Part IV. Subtyping:
    11. Subtyping in distributed systems J. Indulska
    12. Behavioural subtyping using invariants and constraints B. H. Liskov and J. M. Wing
    13. Behavioural typing for objects and process calculi E. Najm, A. Nimour and J-B. Stefani
    Part V. Concurrent OO Language:
    14. Reflections in concurrent object-oriented languages H. Masuhara and A. Yonezawa
    15. Inheritance in concurrent objects C. Laneve
    Part VI. Nonfunctional Requirements:
    16. Multimedia in the E-LOTOS process algebra G. Leduc
    17. Specifying and analysing multimedia systems L. Blair and G. Blair
    Part VII. Development Architectures:
    18. Piccola - a small composition language F. Achermann, M. Lumpe, J.-G. Schneider and O. Nierstrasz
    19. Specification architectures K. J. Turner and R. O. Sinnott
    20. Viewpoints modelling H. Bowman and J. Derrick
    Indices.

  • Editors

    Howard Bowman, University of Kent, Canterbury

    John Derrick, University of Kent, Canterbury

    Contributors

    P. F. Linington, H. Bowman, J. Derrick, R. O. Sinnott, D. Hogrefe, T. Robles, G. Huecas, J. Quemada, A. Verdejo, L. F. Llana-Dìaz, G. Smith, S. Kent, G. A. Agha, P. Thati, R. Ziaei, P. Sewell, l. Cardelli, A. D. Gordon, B. H. Liskov, J. M. Wing, E. Najm, A. Nimour, J-B. Stefani, H. Masuhara, A. Yonezawa, C. Laneve, G. Leduc, L. Blair, G. Blair, F. Achermann, M. Lumpe, J.-G. Schneider, O. Nierstrasz, K. J. Turner

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