Rudiments of Calculus

Author: A. Arnold
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080516455
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This book presents what in our opinion constitutes the basis of the theory of the mu-calculus, considered as an algebraic system rather than a logic. We have wished to present the subject in a unified way, and in a form as general as possible. Therefore, our emphasis is on the generality of the fixed-point notation, and on the connections between mu-calculus, games, and automata, which we also explain in an algebraic way. This book should be accessible for graduate or advanced undergraduate students both in mathematics and computer science. We have designed this book especially for researchers and students interested in logic in computer science, comuter aided verification, and general aspects of automata theory. We have aimed at gathering in a single place the fundamental results of the theory, that are currently very scattered in the literature, and often hardly accessible for interested readers. The presentation is self-contained, except for the proof of the Mc-Naughton's Determinization Theorem (see, e.g., [97]. However, we suppose that the reader is already familiar with some basic automata theory and universal algebra. The references, credits, and suggestions for further reading are given at the end of each chapter.

Logic and Automata

Author: Jörg Flum
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053565760
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Mathematical logic and automata theory are two scientific disciplines with a fundamentally close relationship. The authors of Logic and Automata take the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Wolfgang Thomas to present a tour d’horizon of automata theory and logic. The twenty papers in this volume cover many different facets of logic and automata theory, emphasizing the connections to other disciplines such as games, algorithms, and semigroup theory, as well as discussing current challenges in the field.

Computer Science Logic

Author: Julian Bradfield
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540457933
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The Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic, CSL 2002, was held in the Old College of the University of Edinburgh on 22–25 September 2002. The conference series started as a programme of Int- national Workshops on Computer Science Logic, and then in its sixth meeting became the Annual Conference of the EACSL. This conference was the sixteenth meeting and eleventh EACSL conference; it was organized by the Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. The CSL 2002 Programme Committee considered 111 submissions from 28 countries during a two week electronic discussion; each paper was refereed by at least three reviewers. The Committee selected 37 papers for presentation at the conference and publication in these proceedings. The Programme Committee invited lectures from Susumu Hayashi, Frank Neven, and Damian Niwinski; ́ the papers provided by the invited speakers appear at the front of this volume. In addition to the main conference, two tutorials – ‘Introduction to Mu- Calculi’ (Julian Brad?eld) and ‘Parametrized Complexity’ (Martin Grohe) – were given on the previous day.

FSTTCS 2007 Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science

Author: V. Arvind
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540770496
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th International Conference on the Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science, FSTTCS 2007, held in New Delhi, India, in December 2007. The 40 revised full papers presented together with five invited papers were carefully reviewed. They provide original research results in fundamental aspects of computer science and reports from the frontline of software technology and theoretical computer science.

Their Footprints Remain

Author: Alex McKay
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9053565183
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By the end of the 19th century, British imperial medical officers and Christian medical missionaries had introduced Western medicine to Tibet, Sikkim, and Bhutan. Their Footprints Remain uses archival sources, personal letters, diaries, and oral sources in order to tell the fascinating story of how this once-new medical system became imbedded in the Himalayas. Of interest to anyone with an interest in medical history and anthropology, as well as the Himalayan world, this volume not only identifies the individuals involved and describes how they helped to spread this form of imperialist medicine, but also discusses its reception by a local people whose own medical practices were based on an entirely different understanding of the world.

Implementation and Application of Automata

Author: Arnaud Carayol
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319601342
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata, CIAA 2017,held in Marne-la-Vallée, France, in June 2017. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The topics of the presented papers include state complexity of automata; implementations of automata and experiments; enhanced regular expressions; and complexity analysis.

Pillars of Computer Science

Author: Arnon Avron
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540781269
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The Person 1 Boris Abramovich Trakhtenbrot (????? ????????? ???????????) – his Hebrew given name is Boaz ( ) – is universally admired as a founding - ther and long-standing pillar of the discipline of computer science. He is the ?eld's preeminent distinguished researcher and a most illustrious trailblazer and disseminator. He is unmatched in combining farsighted vision, unfaltering c- mitment, masterful command of the ?eld, technical virtuosity, æsthetic expr- sion, eloquent clarity, and creative vigor with humility and devotion to students and colleagues. For over half a century, Trakhtenbrot has been making seminal contributions to virtually all of the central aspects of theoretical computer science, inaugur- ing numerous new areas of investigation. He has displayed an almost prophetic ability to foresee directions that are destined to take center stage, a decade or morebeforeanyoneelsetakesnotice.Hehasneverbeentempted toslowdownor limithisresearchtoareasofendeavorinwhichhehasalreadyearnedrecognition and honor. Rather, he continues to probe the limits and position himself at the vanguard of a rapidly developing ?eld, while remaining, as always, unassuming and open-minded.

Applications of Declarative Programming and Knowledge Management

Author: Dietmar Seipel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540255605
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed joint post-proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Applications of Declarative Programming and Knowledge Management, INAP 2004, and the 18th Workshop on Logic Programming, WLP 2004, held jointly in Potsdam, Germany in March 2004. The 18 revised full papers presented together with an invited tutorial lecture and an invited paper were selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge management and decision support, constraint programming and constraint solving, and declarative programming and Web-based systems.