Design of distributed applications based on the OSI model

  • Peter McBrien
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1250)


This paper demonstrates how the fundamental concepts of a layered design found in the OSI model may be realised in the dataflow diagram (DFD) type approach to application development. The work describes a coupling between DFD and the OSI model, and describes a methodology using that coupling to design implementations of applications which conform to the OSI model. The work serves to complement existing approaches to the conceptual modelling of distributed information systems.


Distributed information systems implementation design dataflow diagrams OSI model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter McBrien
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceKing's College LondonStrand

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