A Visual Modeling Framework for Distributed Object Computing

  • Gabriele Taentzer
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 81)


Distributed object computing is a computing paradigm that allows objects to be distributed over a heterogeneous network. Infrastructures help to develop distributed object applications by offering necessary services for distributed computing. Having a comprehensive infrastructure to hand, the development of complex distributed object systems is feasible in principle. Flexibly evolving architectures as well as highly dynamic distributed object structures are key requirements for nowadays distributed solutions. They can hardly be well designed on this level of programming, due to their complexity. A visual modeling framework is presented which offers a more abstract and intuitive approach to the relevant aspects of a distributed object system. In this framework, network and object structures as well as their evolution are visualized in a diagrammatic style, e.g. in UML notation. Semantically, this approach relies on graphs and their transformation, i.e. it has a precise background useful for further reasoning.


distributed object computing visual modeling I/O-automata graph transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Taentzer
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  1. 1.University of PaderbornGermany

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