Behavioral Specifications of Businesses and Systems

  • Haim Kilov
  • Bernhard Rumpe
  • Ian Simmonds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kenneth Baclawski, Scott A. DeLoach, Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, Jeffrey Smith
    Pages 1-14
  3. Zinovy Diskin, Boris Kadish, Frank Piessens
    Pages 27-44
  4. Andy Evans, Robert France, Kevin Lano, Bernhard Rumpe
    Pages 45-60
  5. Radu Grosu, Manfred Broy, Bran Selic, Gheorghe Stefănescu
    Pages 75-90
  6. Shusaku Iida, Kokichi Futatsugi, Răzvan Diaconescu
    Pages 105-121
  7. Stuart Kent, Stephen Gaito, Niall Ross
    Pages 123-139
  8. Haim Kilov, Allan Ash
    Pages 141-160
  9. Kevin Lano, Juan Bicarregui
    Pages 161-174
  10. Gary T. Leavens, Albert L. Baker, Clyde Ruby
    Pages 175-188
  11. James J. Odell
    Pages 189-193
  12. Andy Schürr, Andreas J. Winter
    Pages 195-207
  13. Anthony J. H. Simons, Ian Graham
    Pages 237-257
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 311-315

About this book


Behavioral Specifications of Businesses and Systems deals with the reading, writing and understanding of specifications. The papers presented in this book describe useful and sometimes elegant concepts, good practices (in programming and in specifications), and solid underlying theory that is of interest and importance to those who deal with increased complexity of business and systems. Most concepts have been successfully used in actual industrial projects, while others are from the forefront of research. Authors include practitioners, business thinkers, academics and applied mathematicians. These seemingly different papers address different aspects of a single problem - taming complexity.
Behavioral Specifications of Businesses and Systems emphasizes simplicity and elegance in specifications without concentrating on particular methodologies, languages or tools. It shows how to handle complexity, and, specifically, how to succeed in understanding and specifying businesses and systems based upon precise and abstract concepts. It promotes reuse of such concepts, and of constructs based on them, without taking reuse for granted.
Behavioral Specifications of Businesses and Systems is the second volume of papers based on a series of workshops held alongside ACM's annual conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) and European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP). The first volume, Object-Oriented Behavioral Specifications, edited by Haim Kilov and William Harvey, was published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1996.


CORBA Unified Modeling complexity design information information system language modeling object oriented design object-oriented programming (OOP) programming semantics service-level agreement service-oriented computing software architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Haim Kilov
    • 1
  • Bernhard Rumpe
    • 2
  • Ian Simmonds
    • 3
  1. 1.Genesis Development CorporationUSA
  2. 2.Technische Universität MünchenGermany
  3. 3.IBM T J Watson Research CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7383-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5229-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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