Formal Methods for Open Object-based Distributed Systems

  • Elie Najm
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Types and Behavior

  3. Formalizing Object-Oriented Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. B. W. Bates, J.-M. Bruel, R. B. France, M. M. Larrondo-Petrie
      Pages 47-62
    3. C. Jard, J.-M. Jézéquel, L. Nédelka
      Pages 63-78
    4. S. Pickin, C. Sánchez, J.-C. Yelmo, J. J. Gil, E. Rodríguez
      Pages 79-95
  4. Case Studies I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. K. Lano, S. Goldsack
      Pages 99-114
    3. L. Bonnet, L. Duchien, G. Florin, L. Seinturier
      Pages 115-131
  5. Actors

  6. Open Distributed Processing I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. H. Bowman, E. A. Boiten, J. Derrick, M. W. A. Steen
      Pages 189-204
    3. B. Stepien, K. Farooqui, L. Logrippo
      Pages 221-228
  7. Case Studies II

  8. Object and Process Calculi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. O. Nierstrasz, J.-G. Schneider, M. Lumpe
      Pages 271-282
    3. P. Ciancarini, R. Gorrieri, G. Zavattaro
      Pages 283-297
    4. Else K. Nordhagen
      Pages 298-314
  9. Specification and Design Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. A. Diagne, P. Estraillier
      Pages 325-340
    3. Shusaku Iida, Kokichi Futatsugi, Takuo Watanabe
      Pages 341-356
  10. Open Distributed Processing II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Richard Sinnott, Kenneth J. Turner
      Pages 375-390
    3. J. Derrick, E. A. Boiten, H. Bowman, M. W. A. Steen
      Pages 399-406
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 407-411

About this book


Object-based Distributed Computing is being established as the most pertinent basis for the support of large, heterogeneous computing and telecommunications systems. The advent of Open Object-based Distributed Systems (OODS) brings new challenges and opportunities for the use and development of formal methods. Formal Methods for Open Object-based Distributed Systems presents the latest research in several related fields, and the exchange of ideas and experiences in a number of topics including: formal models for object-based distributed computing; semantics of object-based distributed systems and programming languages; formal techniques in object-based and object oriented specification, analysis and design; refinement and transformation of specifications; multiple viewpoint modeling and consistency between different models; formal techniques in distributed systems verification and testing; types, service types and subtyping; specification, verification and testing of quality of service constraints and formal methods and the object life cycle. It contains the selected proceedings of the International Workshop on Formal Methods for Open Object-based Distributed Systems, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing, and based in Paris, France, in March 1996.


communication distributed computing distributed systems formal method information modeling programming programming language verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Elie Najm
    • 1
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani
    • 2
  1. 1.ENSTParisFrance
  2. 2.CNET France TelecomIssy-Les-MoulineauxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-5041-2875-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35082-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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