Describing and analyzing distributed software system designs

George S. Avrunin, Jack C. Wileden
1985 ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems  
In this paper we outline an approach to describing and analyzing designs for distributed software systems. A descriptive notation is introduced, and analysis techniques applicable to designs expressed in that notation are presented. The usefulness of the approach is illustrated by applying it to a realistic distributed software-system design problem involving mutual exclusion in a computer network.
doi:10.1145/3916.3989 fatcat:qdk4e63jgzfifkjsq4j4h37zrq