Architectural Design: Conception And Specification Of Interactive Systems by Chris A. VissersArchitectural Design: Conception And Specification Of Interactive Systems by Chris A. Vissers

Architectural Design: Conception And Specification Of Interactive Systems

byChris A. Vissers, Luís Ferreira Pires, Dick A.c. Quartel

Hardcover | October 4, 2016

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This book presents a design methodology that is practically applicable to the architectural design of a broad range of systems. It is based on fundamental design concepts to conceive and specify the required functional properties of a system, while abstracting from the specific implementation functions and technologies that can be chosen to build the system. Abstraction and precision are indispensable when it comes to understanding complex systems and precisely creating and representing them at a high functional level. Once understood, these concepts appear natural, self-evident and extremely powerful, since they can directly, precisely and concisely reflect what is considered essential for the functional behavior of a system.

The first two chapters present the global views on how to design systems and how to interpret terms and meta-concepts. This informal introduction provides the general context for the remainder of the book. On a more formal level, Chapters 3 through 6 present the main basic design concepts, illustrating them with examples. Language notations are introduced along with the basic design concepts. Lastly, Chapters 7 to 12 discuss the more intricate basic design concepts of interactive systems by focusing on their common functional goal. These chapters are recommended to readers who have a particular interest in the design of protocols and interfaces for various systems.

The didactic approach makes it suitable for graduate students who want to develop insights into and skills in developing complex systems, as well as practitioners in industry and large organizations who are responsible for the design and development of large and complex systems. It includes numerous tangible examples from various fields, and several appealing exercises with their solutions.

Chris A. Vissers was a full professor at the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, where he established and managed the Tele- Informatics and Open Systems group, responsible for research and teaching in distributed ICT systems. His personal interests are in architecture, in the formal approach to design and specification methodol...
Title:Architectural Design: Conception And Specification Of Interactive SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319432974

ISBN - 13:9783319432977

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Table of Contents

1. Systems and Systems Design.- 2. Design Models and Design Languages.- 3. Basic Design Concepts.- 4. Behaviour Modelling with Casually Related Actions.- 5. Behaviour Structuring.- 6. Interaction Refinement and Abstraction.- 7. Interaction Systems.- 8. Service Design.- 9. Service Elements.- 10. Protocol Design.- 11. Protocol Elements.- 12. Reference Models and Standard Interaction Systems.

Editorial Reviews

"Upon the completion of this book, readers will have a systematic way of modeling complex interactive systems as a collection of related services and protocols. An appendix is also provided with a set of exercises and solutions that can be used to test one's understanding and mastery of the concepts. The book is a great resource for those interested in architectural design . ." (Computing Reviews, June, 2017)