SDL now also has a permanent companion in MSC (Message Sequence Charts). MSC today is a language in its own right and has its areas of application both in conjunction with SDL and independently or in combination with other techniques. MSC has strong structuring concepts to specify message sequences for large systems and can be used to develop scenarios, which is extremely useful for test and design environments. The SDL Forum today really is the SDL and MSC Forum.
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a critical look (S. Loidl et al.). V. SDL and MSC in International Organizations. SDL and MSC in international organizations: ITU-T (R. Reed). VI. Testing. Towards the industrial use of validation techniques and automatic test generation methods for SDL specifications (A. Ek et al.). Automating the process of test derivation from SDL specifications (G. v. Bochmann et al.). Test generation for the SSCOP-ATM networks protocol (A. Cavalli et al.). VII. MSC (II). High-level message sequence charts (S. Mauw, M. Reniers). An annotational extension of message sequence charts to support performance engineering (N. Faltin et al.). MSCs at Siemens A/S
towards the usage of MSC-96 (A. Nyeng, S. Gundersen). VIII. SDL and Other Languages (I). Automated iteration between OMT and SDL (K. Verschaeve). Introducing SDL in the development of CORBA-compliant applications (J. Carracedo et al.). A practical experience on validating GDMO-based information models with SDL'88 and SDL'92 (S. Tata et al.). IX. Code Generation. Combining SDL and C (P.-O. Haokansson et al.). Derivation of efficient implementations from SDL specifications employing data referencing, integrated packet framing and activity threads (R. Henke et al.). Industrial strength code generation from SDL (N. Mansurov et al.). X. SDL and Other Languages (II). Is open-EDI a potential area for use of SDL? (O. Troulet-Lambert). The unification of OMT, SDL and IDL for service creation (E. Inocencio et al.). Combining object-oriented and real-time programming from an OMT and SDL design (V. Perrier, N. Dervaux). XI. Verification and Validation (II). Interconnecting the ObjectGeode and Caesar-Alderbaran toolsets (A. Kerbrat et al.). Specifying the steam-boiler case study with SDL (F.A. Boudjelalet al.). The SDL specification of the sliding window protocol revisited (C. Facchi et al.). XII. Applications (II). Configuring communication protocols using SDL patterns (B. Geppert et al.). Code generation using GEODE: A case study (R. Singh, J. Serviss). Author index.