"This is an excellent book for real-world systems that deal with complex issues such as concurrency and real-time constraints. Hassan does a wonderful job of structuring the book so it is suitable for all software engineers and provides very useful, detailed guidelines that distinguish this book from other OO texts." --Robert G. Petit IV, The Aerospace Corporation Designing Concurrent, Distributed, and Real-Time Applications with UMLprovides a detailed overview of object-oriented design concepts, concurrent and distributed system technology, use cases, and Unified Modeling Language notation. It addresses an increasingly important area of software development: the design of real-time and distributed applications based on concurrent technology. Using UML notation, this book clearly illustrates how an object-oriented analysis and design method offers an effective solution to the unique challenges that these systems present. Inside you'll also find a comprehensive description of an analysis and design method specifically suited to the needs of real-time and distributed systems. Known as COMET (Concurrent Object Modeling and Architectural Design Method), this object-oriented method employs a highly iterative software life cycle based on use case technology and UML. This book will guide you through the COMET development life cycle, from requirements modeling through analysis and design, emphasizing the design requirements of distributed and real-time applications. Numerous in-depth case studies and examples show you how the COMET method can be applied to a variety of applications, including real-time, client/server, and distributed software design. Key topics include: Use case modeling, with particular emphasis on the needs of embedded systems Static and dynamic analysis modeling Object and class structuring Finite state machines and statecharts Distributed object technology Software architecture design of concurrent systems Task structuring and class design Performance analysis of real-time designs using real-time scheduling Designing Concurrent, Distributed, and Real-Time Applications with UMLis an invaluable resource for all developers in this growing field. The information, technology, systematic method, comprehensive guidelines, and case studies presented here will greatly facilitate the creation of high-quality real-time and distributed applications. 0201657937B04062001Gomaa, Hassan is the author of 'Designing Concurrent, Distributed, and Real-Time Applications With Uml', published 2000 under ISBN 9780201657937 and ISBN 0201657937.