Designing Reliable Systems from Reliable Components Using the Context-Dependent Constraint Concept

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Peter Molin
Title: Designing Reliable Systems from Reliable Components Using the Context-Dependent Constraint Concept
Conference name: Proceedings of the 1996 7th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, ISSRE'96 Oct 30-Nov 2 1996
Year: 1996
Pagination: 142-151
ISBN: 0 8186 7707 4
Publisher: IEEE
City: White Plains, NY, USA
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration (Institutionen för datavetenskap och ekonomi)
Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00
http://www.ide.hk-r.se/
Authors e-mail: peter.molin@ide.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: The problem of composing a system from well-behaving components is discussed. Specifically, necessary conditions for preserving the behaviour in a system context are analysed in this paper. Such conditions are defined as Context-Dependent Constraints (CDC). A non-formal approach is taken based on common system integration errors. It is suggested that the identification and verification of CDCs should be part of any development method based on component verification. The CDCs can also serve as an aid for designing reliable and maintainable systems, where the goal of the design process is to reduce the number of CDCs.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Software engineering, Reliability, Systems analysis, Constraint theory, Large scale systems
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