Classes of communicating systems

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This paper introduces an object-oriented approach to understand communication systems and their ar-chitecture, Classes of Communicating Systems (CCS). These classes, which take the conceptual per-spective, are intuitive and easily understandable parts of communication systems. CCS has three main classes: System, Entity, and Message. These classes are strongly related to each other. They can be used to present parts and relations of communication systems in a consistent, intuitive, and object-oriented way. The System is the "back-bone" class. It contains interfaces to the environment, and Entities which are active parts of a system. Messages are sent between Entities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Summer School on Telecommunications
Subtitle of host publicationInternet and Future Network Technologies
Place of PublicationLappeenranta
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Pages70 - 77
ISBN (Print)951-764-356-X
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event8th Summer School on Telecommunications - Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 13 Aug 199913 Aug 1999

Publication series

SeriesLappeenranta University of Technology: Department of Information Technology. Research report


Workshop8th Summer School on Telecommunications

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