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Proceedings Second IEEE Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (1990)
Cairo, Egypt
Sept. 30, 1990 to Oct. 2, 1990
ISBN: 0-8186-2088-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Some issues in the implementation of multimedia communication systems (PDF)

M.M. Mourad , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
pp. 4-13

Load measurements as a basis for modeling the load of innovative communication systems with service integration (PDF)

B.E. Wolfinger , Fachbereich Inf., Hamburg Univ., Germany
J.J. Kim , Fachbereich Inf., Hamburg Univ., Germany
pp. 14-21

Some 1990's challenges for multimedia distributed data base systems (PDF)

M. Niktash , Dept. of Syst. & Comput. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada
S.A. Mahmoud , Dept. of Syst. & Comput. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada
pp. 22-28

Adaptive fault tolerance: issues and approaches (PDF)

K.H. Kim , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., Irvine, CA, USA
pp. 38-46

On the specification of fault-tolerant broadcast (PDF)

A. Gopal , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA
S. Toueg , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY, USA
pp. 54-56

Towards unifying fault and change management (PDF)

J. Kramer , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
J. Magee , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
A. Young , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
pp. 57-63

DQDB/FBS: A fair MAC protocol stemming from DQDB fairness analysis (PDF)

M. Conti , CNR-Instituto CNUCE, Pisa, Italy
E. Gregori , CNR-Instituto CNUCE, Pisa, Italy
L. Lenzini , CNR-Instituto CNUCE, Pisa, Italy
pp. 66-74

A distributed routing scheme for networks of the future (PDF)

M. El Zarki , Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
S. Bahk , Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
pp. 81-87

An efficient broadcast protocol in networks with changing topologies (PDF)

Y.-C. Chow , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., FL, USA
K.C.K. Luo , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., FL, USA
R. Newman-Wolfe , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., FL, USA
pp. 88-93

Integrating fault-tolerant and real-time requirements of distributed systems (PDF)

E. Nett , German Nat. Res. Center for Comput. Sci., Postfach, West Germany
R. Schumann , German Nat. Res. Center for Comput. Sci., Postfach, West Germany
pp. 106-112

Fault-tolerance operators for distributed real-time control systems (PDF)

D. Herz , Lab. d'Autom. de Nantes, CNRS, France
A.M. Deplanche , Lab. d'Autom. de Nantes, CNRS, France
pp. 113-119

Network architecture services: an environment for constructing command, control and communication systems (PDF)

C.R. Grauling , TRW Syst. Integration Group, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
R.M. Yanney , TRW Syst. Integration Group, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
pp. 120-126

A CSMA protocol under a priority time constraint for real-time communication (PDF)

M.N. El-Derini , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Autom. Control, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
M.R. El-Sakka , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Autom. Control, Alexandria Univ., Egypt
pp. 128-134

Clock synchronization in real-time distributed systems based on FIP field bus (PDF)

J. He , Centre de Recherche en Inf. de Nancy, France
Z. Mammeri , Centre de Recherche en Inf. de Nancy, France
J.P. Thomesse , Centre de Recherche en Inf. de Nancy, France
pp. 135-141

Designing hierarchical hardware for efficient timer handling (PDF)

M. Bjorkman , Dept. of Comput. Syst., Uppsala Univ., Sweden
pp. 149-152

Trends in software design for distributed computing systems (PDF)

S.S. Yau , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
X. Jia , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
D.-H. Bae , Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
pp. 154-160

Linking schemas and module specifications for distributed systems (PDF)

M.A. Arbib , Center for Neural Eng., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
pp. 165-171

Distributed debugging and Tumult (PDF)

J. Scholten , Dept. of Inf., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands
P.G. Jansen , Dept. of Inf., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands
pp. 172-176

An algorithm for the efficient utilization of bandwidth in the slotted ring (PDF)

A.E. Kamal , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada
pp. 178-184

Offset flow protocol (PDF)

H.J.F. Sabourin , Nancy I Univ., France
pp. 185-189

Integration of multi-ring on the MetaRing architecture (PDF)

Y. Ofek , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
pp. 190-196

Machnet: a simple access protocol for high speed or long haul communications (PDF)

P. Jacquet , INRIA, Le Chesnay, France
P. Muhlethaler , INRIA, Le Chesnay, France
pp. 197-206

MESS-a distributed operating system for the universe (PDF)

W. Dobosiewicz , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada
M.R. Eskicioglu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada
P. Gburzynski , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada
A. Mutiso , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Alberta Univ., Edmonton, Alta., Canada
pp. 208-214

Service modeling in distributed operating systems (PDF)

J. Nehmer , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany
F. Mattern , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Kaiserslautern Univ., Germany
pp. 215-221

Support for cooperation and coherence in an open service environment (PDF)

V. Tschammer , GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany
A. Wolisz , GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany
J. Hall , GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany
pp. 222-228

Service provider selection in an open services environment (PDF)

A. Wolisz , GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany
V. Tschammer , GMD Fokus, Berlin, Germany
pp. 229-235

High speed networking evolution (PDF)

D. Abensour , IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
pp. 238-244

Design and performance considerations in LAN-to-host interconnect gateway (PDF)

A.O. Zaghloul , IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
pp. 254-260

Asynchronous and synchronous transport experiment (PDF)

J. Calvignac , CER IBM-France, La Gaude, France
J. Jamain , CER IBM-France, La Gaude, France
pp. 261-265

Comparison of task response times in parallel systems (PDF)

R. Nelson , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
A.N. Tantawi , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
pp. 268-276

Computing biconnected components on a hypercube (PDF)

J. Woo , Minnesota Univ., MN, USA
S. Sahni , Minnesota Univ., MN, USA
pp. 277-283

Issues on designing server squads for future large-scale distributed and parallel computing systems (PDF)

C.-Q. Yang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Texas Univ., Denton, TX, USA
M.S. Ali , Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Texas Univ., Denton, TX, USA
pp. 284-289

Optimization of large structures on multiprocessor machines (PDF)

H. Adeli , Dept. of Civil Eng., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA
O. Kamal , Dept. of Civil Eng., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH, USA
pp. 290-295

High performance networking and the modular communication machine (MCM) approach (PDF)

H.E. Meleis , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
A.N. Tantawy , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
pp. 298-304

ECSE: an efficient environment for layered communication protocols (PDF)

J. Dinger , IBM Eur. Networking Center, Heidelberg, Germany
K. Rothermel , IBM Eur. Networking Center, Heidelberg, Germany
K. Urbschat , IBM Eur. Networking Center, Heidelberg, Germany
pp. 305-314

Protocol engineering for application layer protocols (PDF)

H. Weber , Fachbereich Inf., Dortmund Univ., Germany
pp. 315-324

On optimizing test sequence generation for communicating systems (PDF)

V. Carchiolo , Instituto di Inf. e Telecomunicazioni, Catania Univ., Italy
A. Faro , Instituto di Inf. e Telecomunicazioni, Catania Univ., Italy
pp. 325-332

Characteristics of large scale filing environments (PDF)

G.J. Popek , California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA
pp. 341-345

The federated database management system: an architecture of distributed systems for the 90's (PDF)

M.N. Kamel , Dept. of Inf. Syst., US Naval Postgraduate Sch., Monterey, CA, USA
pp. 346-352

Some design issues of a distributed object-oriented system (PDF)

Jong-Hsi Huang , Inst. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., HsinChu, Taiwan
Feng-Jian Wang , Inst. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., HsinChu, Taiwan
pp. 353-360

Efficient interprocessor communication in a tightly-coupled homogeneous multiprocessor system (PDF)

A.J. van der Wal , Dept. of Phys., Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
G.J.W. van Dijk , Dept. of Phys., Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
pp. 362-368

Design and analysis of a class of hierarchical interconnection networks (PDF)

O.H. Karam , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA
D.P. Agrawal , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA
pp. 369-373

Topological properties of WK-recursive networks (PDF)

A.I. Mahdaly , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
H.T. Mouftah , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont., Canada
pp. 374-380

Distributed supercomputing (PDF)

D.C. Marinescu , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
J.R. Rice , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
B. Waltsburger , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA
pp. 381-387

Distributed computing applied to a VLSI chip (PDF)

M.M. Zaghloul , IBM Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
pp. 388-393

An overview of the REX software architecture (PDF)

J. Magee , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
J. Kramer , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
M. Sloman , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
N. Dulay , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci., Technol. & Med., London, UK
pp. 396-402

Orphan elimination in distributed object-oriented systems (PDF)

A.K. Ezzat , Hewlett-Packard Lab., Palo Alto, CA, USA
pp. 403-412

Performance of quorum consensus protocols for mutual exclusion from the user's point of view (PDF)

M.H. Ammar , Coll. Comput., Georgian Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
M. Ahamad , Coll. Comput., Georgian Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
S.Y. Cheung , Coll. Comput., Georgian Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. 413-419

A protocol architecture for transport services in B-ISDN (PDF)

B. Butscher , Detecon/GMD-FOKUS, West Germany
G. Goldacker , Detecon/GMD-FOKUS, West Germany
P. Todorova , Detecon/GMD-FOKUS, West Germany
pp. 428-434

Resource allocation and delay constraints in ATM networks (PDF)

P. Todorova , Res. Center for Open Commun. Syst., Berlin, Germany
pp. 435-439

Bandwidth variation and control for ATM networks (PDF)

W. Wang , City Univ. of New York, NY, USA
T.N. Saadawi , City Univ. of New York, NY, USA
pp. 450-456

Models and environments for designing open distributed systems using formal approaches (PDF)

M. Diaz , Lab. d'Autom. et d'Anal. des Syst., CNRS, Toulouse, France
J.-P. Courtiat , Lab. d'Autom. et d'Anal. des Syst., CNRS, Toulouse, France
pp. 458-464

Formal description techniques for distributed computing systems, the challenges for the 1990s (PDF)

C.A. Vissers , Fac. of Inf., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands
J. van de Lagemaat , Fac. of Inf., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands
L.F. Pires , Fac. of Inf., Twente Univ., Enschede, Netherlands
pp. 465-471

Line graph transformations to modeling large distributed systems (PDF)

R.M. Yanney , TRW Syst. Integration Group, Redondo Beach, CA, USA
pp. 479-486

A benchmark for the performance evaluation of centralized and distributed transaction processing systems (PDF)

W.H. Kohler , Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA, USA
Y.-P. Hsu , Digital Equipment Corp., Littleton, MA, USA
pp. 488-493

Information modelling for distributed applications (PDF)

A. Scheller , Forschungszentrum fuer Offene Kommunikationssyst. FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
pp. 494-500

Blocking probability analysis for voice messages in integrated environment (PDF)

O.A. Monsef , Dept. of Comput. & Syst., Electron. Res. Inst., Cairo, Egypt
pp. 507-512

Language and runtime support for event programming in a distributed system (PDF)

D. Jusak , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Western Washington Univ., WA, USA
J. Hearne , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Western Washington Univ., WA, USA
pp. 514-519

LINDA meets functional programming (PDF)

H.C.R. Lock , GMD Res. Inst., Karlsruhe Univ., Germany
S. Jahnichen , GMD Res. Inst., Karlsruhe Univ., Germany
pp. 520-525

Configuration of communication software for distributed applications (PDF)

O. Drobnik , Inst. for Telematics, Frankfurt Univ., Germany
M. Feldhoffer , Inst. for Telematics, Frankfurt Univ., Germany
M. Zimmermann , Inst. for Telematics, Frankfurt Univ., Germany
pp. 526-532

Management for open distributed processing (PDF)

M. Sloman , Dept. of Comput., Imperial Coll. of Sci. Technol. & Med., London, UK
pp. 533-539
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