Date of Award

Fall 1-31-1993

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Wilhelm Rossak

Second Advisor

Peter A. Ng


The concepts and results presented in this thesis are related to Integrated System Development. It provides introduction to Generic System Integration Framework (GenSIF). And hence its three principal components, Domain Analysis, Integration Architectures and Enabling Technology. It addresses certain issues of distributed processing relating to systems integration.

The primary objective of this thesis is to develop/improve a prototype by applying concepts and ideas presented in GenSIF, with an example channel based building block integration architecture as an example. This prototype was developed with the objective of studying the effect of system intregration framework in mind while working on an application. It would help in comparing the traditional software life cycle with the life cycle of software development under the effect of the framework.

Sun RPC implementation of Remote Procedure Calling technique has beenused to realize the integration of physically distributed prototypes of a system/subsystem(s). Advantages and disadvantages of using RPCs have also been presented. This work also looks into another communication fabric, viz. ANSA, to analyze its feasibility for use in systems integration.