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Object-oriented Design of an Intelligent Building Management System


Cotroneo, D and Nixon, Patrick and Russo, S and Vele, D, Object-oriented Design of an Intelligent Building Management System, Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 23-26, 2000, Orlando, USA, pp. np. ISBN 9789800766873 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The use of object technology is proliferating in the development of software, and in order to build robust and maintainable complex systems, mastering object-oriented (O-O) analysis and design is essential. Although the object-orientation area is converging towards standard modeling notations, namely UML, and standard middleware platforms, such as OMG’s CORBA, a large variety of O-O development methods are available for software engineers to design complex systems. The main goal of this paper is to report on the experience of applying a patternbased, object-oriented analysis and design methodology to a real-world complex system represented by an intelligent building. Specifically, the O-O GRASP approach has been used to design the software infrastructure, which handles the interactions among processing elements in a modern building. Benefits of the adoption of this O-O process, and issues and problems encountered, are discussed. We believe that this process communicate very fundamental principles of responsibility assignment in object-oriented design.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Nixon, Patrick (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:69404
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-20
Last Modified:2014-10-08

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