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What is Partial Temporal Compatibility

Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance
A component, as described by its Temporal Interaction Contract (TIC), T1, is said to be partially compatible to another TIC, T2, iff, some input message of T1 is contained by output messages of T2 or some output message of T1 is contained by input messages of T2.
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Assurance for Temporal Compatibility Using Contracts
Omkar J. Tilak (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-855-0.ch031
Software realization of a large-scale Distributed Computing System (DCS) is achieved through the Componentbased Software Development (CBSD) approach. A DCS consists of many autonomous components that interact with each other to coordinate each system activity. The need for such coordination, along with requirements such as heterogeneity, scalability, security, and availability, considerably increases the complexity of code in a distributed system. This chapter depicts a formal method to specify component interactions involving temporal constraints. Using the component interactions, various types of temporal interaction compatibility classes are defined. A simple case study is presented that indicates the benefits of the component interaction specifications discussed in this chapter.
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