Abstract Description of Distributed Object Systems

TitleAbstract Description of Distributed Object Systems
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1992
AuthorsHartmann, T., and R. Jungclaus
Conference NameProc1 ECOOP'91 Workshop on Object-Based Concurrent Computing. Geneva (CH), 1991
PublisherSpringer, LNCS 612, Berlin

In this paper we propose an abstract object-oriented model to describe distributed systems in an actor-oriented way. We introduce \em Basic Object Structures (BOS) with the basic concepts \em base objects to represent entities and \em channels as representations of communications between base objects. Objects are regarded as processes that can be observed. Based on these concepts we show how BOS can be uniformly described using an abstract language, the \tt TROLL-kernel.