Tool supported specification and simulation of distributed systems

F. Huber, S. Molterer, A. Rausch, B. Schatz, M. Sihling, O. Slotosch
Proceedings International Symposium on Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems  
We present prominent features of AUTOFOCUS, a tool prototype for the formally based development of reactive systems. AUTOFOCUS supports system development offering integrated, comprehensive and mainly graphical description techniques to specify both different views and different levels of abstraction of the system. To avoid illdefined specifications, consistency conditions on these system descriptions can be formulated and checked. Furthermore, we show how consistent and executable
more » ... s of systems or components can be animated using the Java code generation of the AUTOFOCUS simulator. Finally, we demonstrate how AUTOFOCUS can be used to simulate the specified system in its system environment using a graphic animation tool as an example.
doi:10.1109/pdse.1998.668174 dblp:conf/pdse/HuberMRSSS98 fatcat:x5fjzgtedjhqvdplckr645pjka