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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Publisher||International Institute of Informatics and Systemics|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - Orlando, Orlando, United States|
Duration: 23 Jun 2000 → 26 Jun 2000
|Conference||Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics|
|Period||23/06/00 → 26/06/00|
Cotroneo, D., Nixon, P., Russo, S., & Vele, D. (2000). Object-oriented Design of an Intelligent Building Management System. In Proceedings of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (pp. 1-6). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.