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  • ICSI '92. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Systems Integration (Cat. No.92TH0444-0)

    Publication Year: 1992
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  • Large scale interoperability and distributed transaction processing

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):392 - 400
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper integrates an interoperability architecture, the OSCA architecture, and a distributed transaction processing protocol, the X/Open distributed transaction processing model, into a unified model of large scale interoperability and distributed transaction processing. Applications supporting different business operations are often deployed in heterogeneous environments in which operations o... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in open EDI

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):401 - 412
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    Electronic data interchange (EDI) is gaining more and more importance in business and administration, as big savings are in sight. It is made plausible that autonomy is the key issue in EDI environments. The globally and locally controlled autonomy domains must be separated from each other both conceptually and in implementations. Based on this observation, an examination is made of how the work w... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated system for real-time software

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):416 - 425
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    A language supporting the construction of real-time software systems for reusable components is described in this paper. An architecture suited to the efficient execution of such software is also described. Additionally, the author provides a framework for analyzing real-time systems developed and executed in this context. Specifically, the assignment of modules to the processors of a parallel mac... View full abstract»

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  • Extending cooperating transaction model to support software engineering activities

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):184 - 192
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    A software development is a multi-user process. These users cooperate and compete to execute activities. These activities require consistent concurrent access as traditional database transactions support. Unfortunately, their uncertain duration, uncertain development during execution, long interactions with other activities and interactions with the user break traditional transaction atomicity bou... View full abstract»

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  • Safe optimization for hard real-time programming

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):436 - 445
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    Classical compiler optimizations are designed to reduce the expected execution time or memory use of programs. Optimizations for hard real time programs must meet more stringent constraints: all transformations applied to the program must be safe, in that they will never cause a deadline to be missed in any execution of the program. The authors show that optimization of hard real time programs can... View full abstract»

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  • Observations on integrating multilevel secure components into system high distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):738 - 746
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    The implementation of distributed systems includes an extensive component integration effort. Integrating secure components into a distributed system is a task more difficult than standard integration. Current system high distributed secure systems will be transitioned to multilevel secure systems as multilevel secure components become available. Considerations and changes that are required for su... View full abstract»

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  • Traceability for integration

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):220 - 228
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    Software traceability (as required by DOD STD 2167A for software developed for the Department of Defense) sound like a good idea from the sponsor's point of view, and it seems like a natural (and even useful) task for the developer. The author takes a closer look at how you do it and whether it is helpful or it is simply another documentation chore. The article is derived from lessons learned in p... View full abstract»

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  • The ASPIRE approach to continuous software process improvement

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):193 - 201
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    A discussion is given on the subject of continuous software process improvement including: a strategic framework for the achievement of software excellence; a goal model for organizational software improvement programs; the ASPIRE (a software process improvement realization environment) approach to improvement realization; a set of conclusions about the likely future of such initiatives in the sof... View full abstract»

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  • Systems integration aspects of the knowledge base development for natural language processing systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):288 - 292
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    Over ten years' experience of the R & D efforts on a Japanese language knowledge base is presented from the viewpoint of systems integration. Two types of integration problems were encountered: synchronic and diachronic. The solutions to these problems are presented and examined. The success of the project is cited in support of the validity of the solutions employed View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic help: automated online documentation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):448 - 457
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    Dynamic Help is an automatable, non-interactive system of context-sensitive, state-specific online user documentation. It explains currently active objects and user procedures when called. This paper presents the theory of Dynamic Help, reports an automation experiment that shows that Dynamic Help is intrinsically more efficient to provide than other forms of online documentation, reports user tes... View full abstract»

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  • Integration mechanisms in ALF, a process model-based project support environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):315 - 324
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    A key issue in computer-aided software engineering environments is to make tools communicate, cooperate and share data in order to carry out the various activities of a software process. The integration mechanisms and facilities provided by the host structure of a CASE environment are becoming indispensable factors for the environment quality. The authors address the integration issue and the corr... View full abstract»

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  • Systems integration: problems and approaches

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):522 - 529
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    Many different types of integration problems arise during software development projects. This paper addresses issues in some integration problems such as application software integration, new function/technology integration, integration testing, and tool integration and discusses future research directions or approaches for them. It suggests some guidelines for designing software objects which fac... View full abstract»

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  • An object based environment for multimedia courseware engineering

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):468 - 475
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    The paper describes an environment for multimedia courseware engineering designed in the framework of the CAMCE (Computer Aided Multimedia Courseware Engineering) project of the DELTA European Community Programme. The integration among non-homogeneous homogeneous data, tools and working environments is a key issue in the courseware development process. The basis of CAMCE is a software integration ... View full abstract»

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  • Broker: a system integration approach

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):162 - 170
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    Structural and organizational changes within the Department of Defense are driving a need for widespread integration of existing information systems. This paper presents an approach to the integration of Air Force systems based on the concept of `brokering' data between existing systems. This approach achieves many of the benefits of a single database solution while, at the same time, building on ... View full abstract»

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  • Reasoning about integration issues during requirements definition: a knowledge-based approach

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):229 - 239
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    In practice, requirements engineering is not just a front-end to the system development process but a complex communication and negotiation process involving both the customers and the vendors. Further, an envisioned system is seldom defined without considering the customer's embedded base and off-the-shelf vendor solutions. A key problem in requirements engineering is to determine and track the d... View full abstract»

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  • Issues concerning software reuse-in-the-large

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):66 - 75
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    Software reuse is the reapplication of artifacts and knowledge from the development of one system to another system, in order to reduce the effort of software development and maintenance of that other system. Software reuse can be classified in different ways according to different views. The authors view is that to classify software reuse in reuse-in-the-small and reuse-in-the-large is useful. Af... View full abstract»

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  • Component models for integrated system performance analysis

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):709 - 718
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    Through systemization and standardization of component object models of manufacturer products, complete system simulation models can be easily fabricated and used to assess performance of various competing vendor components without actually building the complete system. Such object models would be used to assess whether a given collection of integrated components will achieve the performance objec... View full abstract»

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  • A model integrating the processes of user interface development and software development

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):202 - 209
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    Before software engineers can integrate the separate processes of user interface development and mainstream software development, they must investigate candidate methologies that let developers apply different development strategies to different parts of an interactive system. Disciplined long-term investigation requires that the fundamental principles governing each process be fixed and that evol... View full abstract»

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  • AVITAL, a private teaching system by FAX communication

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):293 - 301
    Cited by:  Patents (32)
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    AVITAL is a private teaching system by FAX communication. The database management system is the most important component in the integrated AVITAL system. Integrating diverse and complex operations requires that data be shared across components where multiple users and application processes concurrently manipulate the databases. AVITAL's data transmission facilities include automatic FAX transmissi... View full abstract»

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  • On the impossibility of atomic commitment in multidatabase systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):625 - 634
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    Examines the problem of performing the atomic commitment of global transactions in multi-database system environments, where autonomous local database systems are integrated into a global database system. It is shown, that if the autonomy of the local database systems is preserved, it is impossible to perform atomic commitment in general, even under the assumption that there are no system failures... View full abstract»

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  • K/2R: a kernel for the ESF software factory support environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):325 - 336
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    The paper gives a comprehensive overview of the kernel K/2R for an ESF factory support environment developed at the University of Dortmund. It presents the ESF integration concepts and highlights the architecture of the factory support environment. A detailed discussion of the interworking, interaction, interoperation, and interconnection support mechanisms constitutes its second part.... View full abstract»

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  • Representing navy tactical computer system knowledge for reengineering and integration

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):530 - 537
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    This paper describes an ongoing project in representing knowledge about Navy tactical computer systems to be used in their continuing evolution and integration. Following an introduction to this class of application and a review of how the Naval Surface Warfare Center is addressing the issue of extending the investment in these systems, a knowledge-based perspective is presented. The software proc... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering environment development (SEED): an integration project of ROC

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):372 - 375
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    The SEED development environment composes a software developer's service center, workstation environment (user site), and a communications network. Applications emphasis is on business software written in Cobol, scientific and engineering software written in Fortran 77, and system software written in C. Some AI or real-time and military-usable languages such as Lisp, Prolog, and Ada are also provi... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario driven requirements analysis method

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):127 - 136
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    Application specific scenarios are used to develop a system's requirements-specification document and then iterate through the software development lifecycle. A seamless object-oriented approach is presented, suitable for the development of large real-time systems. It starts with requirements-analysis and specifications definition. It then iterates through the design, implementation, and test phas... View full abstract»

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