A framework for the extension of open distributed system.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Tjandra, I. A.,


Computer Science.




There is a profound change in the global information infrastructure that has the potential to fundamentally impact many facets of our life. An important aspect of the evolving infrastructure is the distributed system, which engenders continuous interactions between people and interconnected computers. Distributed system has become the norm for the organization of computing facilities. They can be implemented from general-purpose interactive computing systems to support a wide range of commercial and industrial applications of computers. They are increasingly being used as the basis for the new applications in areas such as networked information services, multimedia applications up to command and control systems in naval defense vehicles. However challenges from existing and new types of applications seem to indicate the need for defining a new framework for open distributed system. The new architecture should design with flexibility and adaptability in mind. The system therefore must be designed to allow seamless integration of new services without affecting existing systems and services. To address this need, we have developed a framework based on the principles of distributed multi-tier architecture, component-based approach, open standards and multi-platform technologies. Our framework as an open distributed system will give the user the opportunity to add or configure various available services according to the user need for customization without any change to the existing design of the system. Based on this framework, a prototype for such distributed system has also been developed to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .R34. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0243. Adviser: I. A. Tjandra. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.

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