This volume contains the proceedings of FMOODS 2003, the 6th IFIP WG 6. 1 International Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems. The conference was held in Paris, France on November 19-21, 2003. The event was the sixth meeting of this conference series, which is held roughly every year and a half, the earlier events having been held in Paris, Canterbury, Florence, Stanford, and Twente. ThegoaloftheFMOODSseriesofconferencesistobringtogetherresearchers whose work encompasses three important and related ?elds: - formal methods; - distributed systems; - object-based technology. Such a convergence is representative of recent advances in the ?eld of distributed systems,andprovideslinksbetweenseveralscienti?candtechnologicalcommu- ties, as represented by the conferences FORTE/PSTV, CONCUR, and ECOOP. The objective of FMOODS is to provide an integrated forum for the p- sentation of research in the above-mentioned ?elds, and the exchange of ideas and experiences in the topics concerned with the formal methods support for open object-based distributed systems. For the call for papers, aspects of int- est of the considered systems included, but were not limited to: formal models; formal techniques for speci?cation, design or analysis; component-based design; veri?cation, testing and validation; semantics of programming, coordination, or modeling languages; type systems for programming, coordination or modelling languages; behavioral typing; multiple viewpoint modelling and consistency - tween di?erent models; transformations of models; integration of quality of s- vice requirements into formal models; formal models for security; and appli- tions and experience, carefully described.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2003 ed.