Design of distributed applications based on the OSI model
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.
KeywordsDistributed information systems implementation design dataflow diagrams OSI model
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