Experiences of Using RM-ODP to Build Advanced Mobile Applications

Davies, Nigel and Blair, Gordon S. and Cheverst, Keith and Friday, Adrian (1995) Experiences of Using RM-ODP to Build Advanced Mobile Applications. Distributed Systems Engineering, 2 (3). pp. 142-151. ISSN 1361-6390

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Significant advances have been made in recent years in tackling the problem of heterogeneity in distributed systems with ISO/ITU-T standards for a Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) now approaching international agreement. It is important, however, that such standards are responsive to new developments in computer and communications technologies. This paper reports on experiences of applying RM-ODP technology and mobile communications in supporting field workers in the electricity industry. The results of the study show that the framework provided by RM-ODP offers a strong basis for the development of mobile applications. Particular benefits are gained from the object-oriented modelling approach, the model of selective distribution transparency and the concept of QoS-managed bindings in RM-ODP. However, our experiences indicate that care must be taken in the development of RM-ODP compliant platforms particularly with respect to the communications infrastructure.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Distributed Systems Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1705
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12976
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 29 May 2008 12:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 01:15
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12976

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