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Formalizing Reusable Communication Models for Distributed Systems Architecture

Rouland, Quentin and Hamid, Brahim and Jaskolka, Jason Formalizing Reusable Communication Models for Distributed Systems Architecture. (2018) In: 8th International Conference On Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2018), 24 October 2018 - 26 October 2018 (Marrakesh, Morocco).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00856-7_13


Building distributed computing systems involves complex concerns integrating a multitude of communication styles, technologies (IoT, cloud and big data...), stakeholders (architects, developers, integrators, etc.) and addressing a multitude of application domains (smart cities, health, mobility, etc.). Existing architectural description languages fail to rigorously bridge the gap between the abstract representation of communication styles and those supported by existing execution infrastructures. In this paper, we aim at specifying software architecture of distributed systems using an approach combining semi-formal and formal languages to build reusable model libraries to represent communication solutions. Our contribution is two fold. First, we propose a metamodel to describe high level concepts of architecture in a component- port- connector fashion focusing on communication styles. Second, we attempt to formalize those concepts and their semantics following some properties (specifications) to check architectural conformance. To validate our work, we provide a set of reusable connector libraries within a set of properties to define architectures for systems with explicit communications models like message passing and remote procedure calls, that are common to most distributed systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in volume 11163 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN : 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-030-00855-0 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-00856-7_13
HAL Id:hal-02467551
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Carleton University (CANADA)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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