CS Forum: Christos Kloukinas, City University of London

2017-09-14 14:15:00 2017-09-14 15:00:00 Europe/Helsinki CS Forum: Christos Kloukinas, City University of London CS department's public guest lecture on 'Describing Software Architectures - Revisiting The Early Decisions'. The lecture is open to everyone free-of-charge. http://cs.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e78eecd45de4b68eec11e7a726c9442af666926692 Konemiehentie 2, 02150, Espoo

CS department's public guest lecture on 'Describing Software Architectures - Revisiting The Early Decisions'. The lecture is open to everyone free-of-charge.

14.09.2017 / 14:15 - 15:00
seminar room T5, Konemiehentie 2, 02150, Espoo, FI

Dr Christos Kloukinas
City, University of London

Host: Prof. Stavros Tripakis
Time: 14:15 (coffee at 14:00)
Venue: T5, CS building

Describing Software Architectures - Revisiting The Early Decisions

Abstract

In this talk we go through the early decisions made on how to specify software architectures (SA) of complex distributed systems with architectural description languages (ADL). We identify a number of issues relating to specification modularity, complexity, and - worse of all - realizability, an issue that had not been identified before in ADLs. We then give a general introduction to Xcd, a language we are working on for describing architectures for such systems, which resolves these problems - especially realizability in a distributed setting.

Bio

Dr Christos Kloukinas is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, City, University of London and a member of the Centre for Adaptive Computing Systems (CeNACS). Christos holds a B.Sc. (1994) and an M.Sc. (1997) in Computer Science, both from the University of Crete, Greece. He also holds a Ph.D. (2002) in Informatics from the University of Rennes 1, France. Before joining City, University of London in 2005, Christos worked at ICS-FoRTH (Heraklion, Greece), IRISA (Rennes, France), INRIA-Rocquencourt (Paris, France), and the Verimag research laboratory (Grenoble, France).