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Business-Oriented Development of Telecommunication Services


Sinnott R & Kolberg M (1998) Business-Oriented Development of Telecommunication Services. In: OOPSLA '98 Conference Proceedings. OOPSLA '98 Conference: Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications, Vancouver, British Columbia, 18.10.1998-22.10.1998. New York: ACM Press Books, pp. 237-246.

The development of software for distributed systems, e.g. telecommunication services, is a complex activity. Numerous issues have to be resolved when developing such systems, examples of which are language/system heterogeneity and remoteness of components. Interface definition languages (IDLs) are used as the basis for addressing some of these issues. IDLs allow for the specification of the syntactic aspects of the interfaces of the components in the system to be made. Whilst lending itself to issues of heterogeneity and location transparency, dealing with IDL as the basis for system development is not without its problems. Two of the main problems with IDL are its lack of behaviour and its lack of abstraction. Thus designers should not be constrained to work within the syntactic notations used to implement their systems, nor should they be unaided in how they might better design their systems. In this paper we show how these issues are being addressed in the TOSCA project in its development of a service creation and validation environment.

Service Creation and Validation; Paradigms; Object-Oriented Frameworks; SDL

Publication date31/12/1998
Publication date online31/10/1998
PublisherACM Press Books
Place of publicationNew York
ConferenceOOPSLA '98 Conference: Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications
Conference locationVancouver, British Columbia