Specification of Distributed Systems with a Combination of Graphical and Formal Languages


Convenience in specification and possibility for formal analysis are, to some extent, exclusive aspects of system specification. This paper describes an approach that emphasizes both aspects, by combining UML with a language for observable behavior of interfaces, OUN. These are complementary in the sense that one is graphical and semi-formal while the other is textual and formal. The approach is demonstrated by a case study.

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