Specifying Systems

Author: Leslie Lamport
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321143068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Both a tutorial on specifying systems and a complete reference to TLA, this is the distillation of 25 years of work by a renowned computer scientist. Divided into four parts, the first part contains all that most programmers and engineers need to know about writing specifications. The second part has advanced material for more sophisticated readers. The third and fourth parts comprise a reference manual for TLA+--both the language itself as well as its tools.

A Practical Theory of Reactive Systems

Author: R. Kurki-Suonio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540233423
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
A man may imagine he understands something, but still not understand anything in the way that he ought to. (Paul of Tarsus, 1 Corinthians 8:2) Calling this a ‘practical theory’ may require some explanation. Theory and practice are often thought of as two di?erent worlds, governed bydi?erentideals,principles, andlaws.DavidLorgeParnas, forinstance,who hascontributedmuchtoourtheoreticalunderstandingofsoftwareengineering and also to sound use of theory in the practice of it, likes to point out that ‘theoretically’ is synonymous to ‘not really’. In applied mathematics the goal is to discover useful connections between these two worlds. My thesis is that in software engineering this two-world view is inadequate, and a more intimate interplay is required between theory and practice. That is, both theoretical and practical components should be integrated into a practical theory. It should beclearfrom theabovethattheintended readership of this book is not theoreticians. They would probably have di?culties in appreciating a book on theory where the presentation does not proceed in a logical sequence from basic de?nitions to theorems and mathematical proofs, followed by - plication examples. In fact, all this would not constitute what I understand by a practical theory in this context.

Implementation and Application of Functional Languages

Author: Zoltán Horváth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540741291
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
This volume constitutes the post-proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Implementation and Applications of Functional Languages. Fifteen full papers are presented. Each one was submitted to two rounds of reviews to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and readability. The papers address all current theoretical and methodological issues in functional and function-based languages.

Temporal Logic and State Systems

Author: Fred Kröger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540674012
Format: PDF
Download Now
Temporal logic has developed over the last 30 years into a powerful formal setting for the specification and verification of state-based systems. Based on university lectures given by the authors, this book is a comprehensive, concise, uniform, up-to-date presentation of the theory and applications of linear and branching time temporal logic; TLA (Temporal Logic of Actions); automata theoretical connections; model checking; and related theories. All theoretical details and numerous application examples are elaborated carefully and with full formal rigor, and the book will serve as a basic source and reference for lecturers, graduate students and researchers.

Abstract State Machines Alloy B TLA VDM and Z

Author: Michael Butler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319336002
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, ABZ 2016, held in Linz, Austria, in May 2016. The 17 full and 15 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They record the latest research developments in state-based formal methods Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, Circus, Event-B, TLS+, VDM and Z.

Software Composition

Author: Welf Löwe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540376577
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Software Composition, SC 2006, a satellite event of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2006. The book presents 21 revised full papers reflecting current research in software composition to foster development of composition models and techniques by using aspect-oriented programming, specification of component contracts and protocols, and methods of correct components composition.

SDL 97 Time for Testing

Author: Ana Cavalli
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080541532
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
As Cavalli and Sarma astutely remarked in the introduction to this volume, it is quite remarkable that SDL '97 may have the first participant younger than SDL itself. SDL '97 provides the opportunity to reflect the course SDL has taken and why it has been successful over two decades where other languages addressing the same market have failed. SDL now also has a permanent companion in MSC (Message Sequence Charts). MSC today is a language in its own right and has its areas of application both in conjunction with SDL and independently or in combination with other techniques. MSC has strong structuring concepts to specify message sequences for large systems and can be used to develop scenarios, which is extremely useful for test and design environments. The SDL Forum today really is the SDL and MSC Forum.

Software Specification Methods

Author: Henri Habrias
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118613945
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
This title provides a clear overview of the main methods, and has a practical focus that allows the reader to apply their knowledge to real-life situations. The following are just some of the techniques covered: UML, Z, TLA+, SAZ, B, OMT, VHDL, Estelle, SDL and LOTOS.

Formal Development of a Network Centric RTOS

Author: Eric Verhulst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441997364
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Many systems, devices and appliances used routinely in everyday life, ranging from cell phones to cars, contain significant amounts of software that is not directly visible to the user and is therefore called "embedded". For coordinating the various software components and allowing them to communicate with each other, support software is needed, called an operating system (OS). Because embedded software must function in real time (RT), a RTOS is needed. This book describes a formally developed, network-centric Real-Time Operating System, OpenComRTOS. One of the first in its kind, OpenComRTOS was originally developed to verify the usefulness of formal methods in the context of embedded software engineering. Using the formal methods described in this book produces results that are more reliable while delivering higher performance. The result is a unique real-time concurrent programming system that supports heterogeneous systems with just 5 Kbytes/node. It is compatible with safety related engineering standards, such as IEC61508.