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Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, IEEE International Workshop on (1997)
Newport Beach, CA
Feb. 5, 1997 to Feb. 7, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8046-6
pp: 74
Andrew A. Hanish , La Trobe University
Tharam S. Dillon , La Trobe University
The commonly recognised weakness of modern object-oriented design and implementation methodologies lies in their superficial treatment of inter-object dynamics. This paper addresses the problem of behaviour modelling by suggesting utilisation of the concept of high-level Petri nets to model object interactions. The Petri net representation creates an additional access layer of object architecture, providing meta-level object control with the sequencing of method execution. It is argued that the two layer object view presented allows one, both mathematically and pragmatically, to achieve a more precise and flexible description of inter-object dynamics. The usefulness of the approach is demonstrated by some illustrative examples.

A. A. Hanish and T. S. Dillon, "Object-Oriented Behaviour Modelling or Real-Time Design," Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, IEEE International Workshop on(WORDS), Newport Beach, CA, 1997, pp. 74.
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