A Foolish Consistency: Technical Challenges in Consistency Management

  • Anthony Finkelstein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1873)


This paper outlines the area of consistency management and argues for its importance. A motivating example is presented to support the argument. The paper sets out the key technical challenges for research in this area. A broad research agenda is outlined with some signposting of particularly interesting directions.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Easterbrook, S., Finkelstein, A., Kramer, J. & Nuseibeh, B.: Coordinating Distributed ViewPoints: The Anatomy of a Consistency Check, International Journal on Concurrent Engineering: Research & Applications, 2,3, (1994)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Emmerich, W., Finkelstein, A., Montangero, C, Antonelli, S., Armitage, S. & Stevens, R.: Managing Standards Compliance, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 25,6 (1999)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Finkelstein, A., Gabbay, D., Hunter, A., Kramer, J., & Nuseibeh, B.: Inconsistency Handling In Multi-Perspective Specifications, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 20,8, (1994)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Nuseibeh, B, Easterbrook, S. & Russo, A.: Leveraging Inconsistency in Software Development, IEEE Computer, 33,4 (2000).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Viewpoints 96: An International Workshop on Multiple Perspectives in Software Development; ACM Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering 1996 http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~gespan/vptoc.html
  6. 6.
    Workshop on Multi-Dimensional Separation of Concerns in Software Engineering 2000, 22nd ICSE, http://www.research.ibm.com/hyperspace/workshops/icse2000/

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Finkelstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Personalised recommendations