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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1987

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  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c2
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  • Foreword

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):869 - 870
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  • List of referees

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 871
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  • Local Area Networks: Software and Related Issues

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):872 - 879
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    In this paper, we present a review of the issues that affect the software requirements for a local area network. We introduce protocols for the local area networks and characterize their software needs. Two approaches to operating systems are outlined and examples of each approach are presented. Various applications which use local area networks and performance issues are also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • A Remote Procedure Call Facility for Interconnecting Heterogeneous Computer Systems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):880 - 894
    Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (1)
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    Heterogeneity in hardware and software is an inevitable consequence of experimental computer research. At the University of Washington, the Heterogeneous Computer Systems (HCS) project is a major research and development effort whose goal is to simplify the interconnection of heterogeneous computer systems. View full abstract»

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  • A Resource Sharing System for Personal Computers in a LAN: Concepts, Design, and Experience

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):895 - 904
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    RM is an experimental prototype that supports the use of distributed services by personal computers in a LAN. Using a service request model, RM allows any PC on the LAN to offer and use services, which can be user-written or off-the-shelf applications. A user can start several activities that proceed concurrently and that use services offered by different machines. Program interfaces are provided ... View full abstract»

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  • Location Independent Remote Execution in NEST

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):905 - 912
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    We consider a computing environment consisting of a network of autonomous, yet cooperating personal computer workstations and shared servers. Computing cycles in such an environment can be shared by creating a pool of compute servers in the network that may be used by the workstations to supplement their computing needs. Some processors may be permanently designated to be the compute servers. In a... View full abstract»

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  • Key Concepts of the INCAS Multicomputer Project

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):913 - 923
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    This paper gives an overview of the INCAS (INCremental Architecture for distributed Systems) multicomputer project, which aims at the development of a comprehensive methodology for the design and implementation of locally distributed systems. A structuring concept for distributed operating systems has been developed and integrated into the system implementation language LADY. The concurrent high-l... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and Verification of Real-Time Protocols for Broadcast Networks

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):924 - 937
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    A class of demand-assigned multiple-access (DAMA) protocols have been proposed for high-speed local area networks (LAN's) that offer integrated services for data, voice, video, and facsimile traffic. These protocols exploit the directionality of signal propagation and implement stringent real-time constraints to achieve collision-freedom. Correct implementation of DAMA protocols will require a ver... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual Time CSMA Protocols for Hard Real-Time Communication

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):938 - 952
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    We study virtual time CSMA protocols for hard real time communication systems, i, e., systems where messages have explicit deadlines. In this class of CSMA protocols, each node maintains two clocks; a real time clock and a virtual time clock. Whenever a node finds the channel to be idle, it resets its virtual clock. The virtual clock then runs at a higher rate than the real clock. A node transmits... View full abstract»

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  • The Crystal Multicomputer: Design and Implementation Experience

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):953 - 966
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    This paper presents an overview of the hardware and software components of the Crystal multicomputer project. The goal of the Crystal project is to design and implement a vehicle that serves a variety of research projects involving distributed computation. Crystal can be used simultaneously by multiple research projects by partitioning the available processors according to the requirements of each... View full abstract»

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  • A Methodology for Developing Distributed Programs

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):967 - 976
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    A methodology, different from the existing ones, for constructing distributed programs is presented. It is based on the well-known idea of developing distributed programs via synchronous and centralized programs. The distinguishing features of the methodology are: 1) specification include process structure information and distributed programs are developed taking this information into account, 2) ... View full abstract»

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  • On Multiple Random Accesses and Physical Data Placement in Dynamic Files

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):977 - 987
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    In the study of data storage and retrieval involving secondary storage devices, for example, magnetic disks, a simplified model of storage that is often used is that each access takes a constant amount of time. However, if some information about the accesses is known, the model should take into consideration the inherent characteristics of the storage devices. In this paper, we assume a more refin... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond The Basics: A Software Publication Series for Successful Computer Professionals From the IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 987-a
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 987-b
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  • In this issue

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 987
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The IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Specific topic areas include: a) development and maintenance methods and models, e.g., techniques and principles for the specification, design, and implementation of software systems, including notations and process models; b) assessment methods, e.g., software tests and validation, reliability models, test and diagnosis procedures, software redundancy and design for error control, and the measurements and evaluation of various aspects of the process and product; c) software project management, e.g., productivity factors, cost models, schedule and organizational issues, standards; d) tools and environments, e.g., specific tools, integrated tool environments including the associated architectures, databases, and parallel and distributed processing issues; e) system issues, e.g., hardware-software trade-off; and f) state-of-the-art surveys that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the historical development of one particular area of interest.

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