Building a distributed system from third-party black-box components introduces a set of prob- lems, mainly related to interoperability. Our previous approach to solve such problems was to build a centralized adaptor which restricts the system’s behavior to exhibit only deadlock- free and desired interactions. However, in a distributed environment such an approach is not always suitable. In this thesis we show how to automatically synthesize a distributed adap- tor for a set of black-box components. As first step, by taking into account a specification of the interaction behavior of each component, we synthesize a behavioral model of a centralized glue adaptor. As second step, from the synthesized adaptor model and a specification of the desired interaction behavior that must be guaranteed, we generate one local adaptor for each component. The local adaptors suitably communicate in order to avoid possible deadlocks and to enforce the specified desired interaction behavior. These local adaptors constitute the dis- tributed adaptor for the given set of black-box components. The desired interaction behavior is specified through an LTS-based notation. This notation has a simple enriched syntax for easily specifying a relevant subset (i.e., regular expressions) of all possible interactions specifiable by more expressive temporal logic based formalisms (such as Linear-time Temporal Logic). In this thesis we also propose a formalism for specifying temporal properties aimed at being simple, (sufficiently) powerful and user-friendly. After examining Message Sequence Charts, and UML 2.0 Interaction Sequence Diagrams, we present a scenario-based graphical language that is an extended notation of a selected subset of the UML 2.0 Interaction Sequence Diagrams. This language is called Property Sequence Chart (PSC) and represents a first step toward languages that try to balance expressive power and simplicity of use. By means of PSC more complex desired/undesired interaction behaviors can be specified w.r.t. the ones specifiable through the LTS-based notation used by the approach to the automatic synthesis of distributed adaptors.
|Titolo:||Synthesis Of Distributed Adaptors To Enforce Temporal Properties Specified Through Graphical Scenarios|
|Autori interni:||AUTILI, Marco|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Monografia o trattato scientifico|