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Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1998. COMPSAC '98. Proceedings. The Twenty-Second Annual International

Date 21-21 Aug. 1998

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  • Proceedings. The Twenty-Second Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (Compsac '98) (Cat. No.98CB 36241)

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):v - xiii
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  • Panel Discussion On Real-time Systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):338 - 342
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  • Panel On Software Component Architectures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 596
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):649 - 651
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  • Application development process-a pipeline framework

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):4 - 8
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    Application development process involves a set of activities to produce an application. Multiple dependencies among multiple activities can affect the development time of the overall application. These activities can be represented as process phases such as analysis, design, implementation, testing and so on. While some development approaches treat each phase to start after completion of the previ... View full abstract»

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  • Component technologies: avoiding the herd mentality

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Component technology is gradually changing the way information systems are conceived, constructed, deployed, and used. Today's systems have limited flexibility and configurability, which makes them difficult to maintain over the many years that they are used. Components address these critical problems by allowing systems to be more dynamically composed of components, without extensive programming.... View full abstract»

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  • Early measurement and improvement of software quality

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):196 - 201
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    The paper combines relevant research in software reliability engineering and software measurement to develop an integrated approach for the early measurement and improvement of software quality. Recent research in these areas is extended 1) to select appropriate software measures based on. A formal model, 2) to construct tree-based reliability models for early problem identification and quality im... View full abstract»

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  • Recommending anchor points in structure-preserving hypertext document retrieval

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):582 - 587
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    Traditional WWW search engines index and recommend individual Web pages to assist users in locating relevant documents. Users are often overwhelmed by the large answer set recommended by the search engines. The logical starting point of the hyper-document is thus hidden among the large basket of matching pages. Users need to spend a lot of effort browsing through the pages to locate the starting p... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic refinement of distributed systems specifications using program transformations

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):154 - 163
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    Formal specification techniques and automatic refinement tools for distributed systems have become key issues in current computing technology. The paper reports the development of a refinement tool based on the Extended State Transition Language (Estelle). Estelle is a format description technique (FDT) for distributed systems and communication protocols standardized by ISO. The refinement approac... View full abstract»

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  • Componentware and composable software architecture

    Publication Year: 1998
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    To make componentware happen, it needs to explore the collective behavior of components at levels of software architecture. Componentware or CBSE (Component-Based Software Engineering) is promising to change the way we develop software. A variety of software components are available at different levels of software architecture. To explore the matching of components across the different technology ... View full abstract»

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  • Siemens process assessment and improvement approaches: experiences and benefits

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):186 - 195
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    The paper reports on Siemens' extensive experience with process assessments and improvements in a wide variety products and systems, be they software, hardware, or some combination thereof. The Siemens Process Assessments are based on the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and the BOOTSTRAP approach together with Siemens-specific refinements and extensions, especially for the engineering disciplines.... View full abstract»

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  • Specification of E-LOTOS system in the E-DART environment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):374 - 380
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    Presents the E-DART (Enhancements to Diagrams for Architectural RepresenTation), a graphical environment for the specification of systems based on graphic constructions for the formal description technique E-LOTOS (Enhancements to LOTOS). The use of diagrams reduces the complexity of the specifications, making E-LOTOS accessible even to users who are not familiar with a formal description techniqu... View full abstract»

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  • Indexing multilingual information on the Web

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):576 - 581
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    The Web connects people speaking more than twenty languages in more than one hundred countries. Search engines, which provide users with starting points to navigate and retrieve resources an the Web, should thus be able to handle documents in many languages. Moreover, with information being added and changed every minute on the Web, search engines should discover new index terms time-efficiently. ... View full abstract»

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  • A workbench for privacy policies

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):350 - 355
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    This paper describes a tool that may be used to create and analyse privacy policies based on the InfoPriv model (proposed by us elsewhere). It is called the Privacy Workbench and consists of four modules: the Privacy Policy, Graph Module, Inference Engine and Rule Base. The Workbench maps privacy policies to graphs called information can-flow graphs. The vertices of an information can-flow graph r... View full abstract»

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  • Formal specification and simulation of software through graph grammars: a general but minimal approach

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):148 - 153
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    High quality software components require a representation that allows the implementation-independent description of the structure and behavior of software components. Hence, the static as well as the dynamic structure of the system has to be represented in a structured way. Graph transformation systems support static and dynamic modeling through a single computational framework for the sake of cor... View full abstract»

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  • Developing situationally specific methods through stakeholder collaboration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):179 - 185
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    Software development methods can only be used effectively where there is a close match between the method being used and the situational application. There are two key features that need to be considered by those concerned with formalising the development of situational methods: (i) the stakeholder input and (ii) the method engineering process. The method presented, MEWSIC (Method Engineering With... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of conformance tests

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):368 - 372
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    A conformance test is a software assurance test that is applied in order to determine if specification requirements of the software are being met. It is a time-independent model, where the software object is subjected to an a priori known test suite. The reliability of the software is the probability that it will function properly for values in the input space. Because the input space is usually v... View full abstract»

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  • A multiview visualisation architecture for open distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):294 - 301
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    Program visualisation is an attractive way for understanding collaboration structures of complex distributed systems. By using the concepts of the open distributed processing-reference model (ODP-RM) as entities for visualisation, a multiview visualisation architecture is presented, which provides a large degree of flexibility in visualising the actions of an ODP system. The architecture has been ... View full abstract»

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  • Directions for software technology

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):645 - 646
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    Software technology is in a sad state: many great promises and huge efforts have led nowhere. Continuation along the same lines will lead to disaster. Radical change, both in the application of available technology, and in the development of new technology are necessary View full abstract»

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  • Reengineering the class-an object oriented maintenance activity

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):39 - 44
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    When an Incremental Approach is used to develop an object-oriented system, there is a risk that the class design will deteriorate in quality with each increment. This paper presents a technique for detecting classes that may be prone to deteriorate, or if deterioration has occurred assists with reengineering those classes. Experience with applying this technique to an industrial software developme... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation reuse and inheritance in distributed component systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):496 - 501
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    Software components are elemental units of software that can be realised within distributed, object oriented architectures such as CORBA or DCOM. The paper describes special aspects of reuse in such componentware architectures and discusses possible mechanisms for implementation reuse. It introduces the concept of Component Adapters-software components mapping requests of client components to appr... View full abstract»

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  • Capability-based protection for integral object-oriented systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):344 - 349
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    Protection is an essential issue for the heterogeneous distributed interoperable environments, which Java and CORBA are a glimpse of. A uniform protection mechanism such as capabilities integrated with the object model of the system is a good and flexible solution for these environments. Oviedo3 is an example of an integral object oriented system (IOOS) based solely on the OO paradigm, developed o... View full abstract»

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  • The transition of context-free textual languages into a visual programming notation via graph techniques and a meta tool

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):138 - 147
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    The design and implementation of a new visual programming language is a difficult task. The article presents a new meta tool which eases the initial design phase. The approach differs from existing techniques as it is based on an easy-to-use description language, each lexeme of which is represented as an individual node on the workplace and is described by a special code file. The broad aim of thi... View full abstract»

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  • Software architectural modeling of the CORBA Object Transaction Service

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):240 - 245
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    The OMG's Object Transaction Service (OTS) is an important CORBAService that provides transaction processing facilities on top of object request broker technology. With the OTS, specific interfaces and interaction models are introduced that intrinsically impact the design of single components and of component configurations that are to participate in transactional computation. We argue to record i... View full abstract»

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