The Pros and Cons of Using SDL for Creation of Distributed Services

A. Olsen, D. Demany, E. Cardoso, F. Lodge, M. Kolberg, M. Björkander, R. Sinnott
in Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Intelligence in Services and Networks (IS&N '99), Barcelona, Spain, 1999

In a competitive market for the creation of complex distributed services, time to market, development cost, maintenance and flexibility are key issues. Optimizing the development process is very much a matter of optimizing the technologies used during service creation. This paper reports on the experience gained in the Service Creation projects SCREEN and TOSCA on use of the language SDL for efficient service creation.