Conference Paper

Using SDL to Model an Object-Oriented Real-Time Software Architectural Design.

Telcordia Technol., Morristown, NJ
DOI: 10.1109/ISORC.2000.839542 Conference: 3rd International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC 2000), 15-17 March 2000, Newport Beach, CA, USA
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Specification and Description Language (SDL) is a formal
object-oriented language for modelling real-time interactive systems. It
is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard. A software
architecture is the structure of a program including a set of
inter-communication components. These components are often independently
executable super objects. We use the architecture design to answer
questions such as how the super objects fit together and how to reuse
them. We investigate the feasibility and benefits of using SDL to
represent the dynamic aspect of the software architectures. It includes
a methodology and an accompanying tool, Workflow-to-SDL-Transformation
(W2S), for deriving software architectures in SDL from an originally
informal use case flow definition. The focus of the research is in the
telecom domain, many of which are real-time interactive systems. We
applied our method to a partial telecom system. The experimental results
are collected and presented. Our result shows the feasibility and
benefits of representing the dynamic software architecture in SDL

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