Computational viewpoint of the OpenLabs architecture

Michael Yearworth*, Bo Hermanson, William Grimson, Vincent Wade, Nouri Allahwerdi, Tom Mouritsen, Jane Grimson

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The computational viewpoint of the OpenLabs architecture specification concentrates on the definition of the functional interfaces between the logical modules that make up the clinical laboratory as defined in the enterprise and information viewpoints. A method is presented which transforms the information models into a specification written in Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1). It is then shown how the specification can be translated into an Interface Definition Language (IDL) of a 'middleware' product which can then be compiled for implementation on a distributed system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-122
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Functional interfaces
  • OpenLabs


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