Date: Wed 03 Sep
Time: 15.00
Place: room 214

Speaker: E.B.Fernandez (Florida Atlantic Univ.)
Title: object-oriented design of complex systems
Reference: Massimo Ancona
Abstract. Many important systems, e.g. manufacturing,vehicle navigation,business planning, are quite complex and require powerful methods for their construction.These systems also have security and reliability constraints . The object-oriented approach is promising on this respect and we present here an overview of their use in handling complexity. In particular ,we consider multilevel architectures,horizontal (subsystem)decomposition, view/model separation, use cases and their sequences, combination of models, patterns , concurrency and real-time aspects. All these ideas must be applied through a strict and systematic process ,that sequences the stages of development and produces appropriate documentation. We consider here mostly analysis and design aspects. We show a variety of examples to illustrate these concepts.

Biography of instructor: Eduardo B. Fernandez is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He worked on security and performance aspects of database systems at the Los Angeles Scientific Center of IBM. He has published extensively on object-oriented system design ,authorization models, and fault-tolerant systems. Eduardo Fernandez holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D.in Computer Science from UCLA. He is an active consultant for industry at places that include IBM, Motorola, Harris,Allied Signal , Siemens Stromberg Carlson and others.