Describing Layered Communication Architecture in SDL Markup Language

  • Marina Bagic Babac University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • Marijan Kunštić Unversity of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • Dragan Jevtić Unversity of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Keywords: SDL, SDL Markup Language, XML, Finite State Machine

Abstract

Using Specification and Description Language (SDL) as a formal language for specification of requirements for the complex, real-time and distributed systems involving many concurrent activities, we have come to the idea of making the language independent of platforms and operating systems which may use it. Shortly, we have developed markup version of the SDL language, and named it SDL Markup Language. It is an XML-based version of the SDL-PR (Phrase Representation), an SDL textual notation. We use the language to specify the complex communications protocols, which are used in wide range of layered architectures. We provide the specification from the INRES protocol in SDL-ML.

Author Biographies

Marina Bagic Babac, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Department of Telecommunication, Research Assistant
Dragan Jevtić, Unversity of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Published
2010-06-30
Section
Articles