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Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Symposium on (1997)
Boston, MA
May 17, 1997 to May 18, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8043-1
pp: 150
Mark Polman , Erasmus University of Rotterdam
Maarten Van Steen , Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
Arie de Bruin , Erasmus University of Rotterdam
ABSTRACT
Adl-d is a graphical design technique for parallel and distributed software, in which communication modeling plays a central part. Recently, we have used formal methods to define adl-d's semantics. The original objective was to provide well-defined guidelines for future implementations of adl-d's communication constructs, but, as it turned out, significant feedback resulted to the notation itself. We give an outline of the adl-d notation and its intuitive semantics. Also, we introduce the formal semantics, and discuss what impact this formalization has had on the original notation.
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M. Van Steen, M. Polman and A. de Bruin, "Formalizing a Design Technique for Distributed Programs," Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Symposium on(PDSE), Boston, MA, 1997, pp. 150.
doi:10.1109/PDSE.1997.596835
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