A Practical Theory of Reactive Systems

Author: R. Kurki-Suonio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540233423
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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
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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.

Software Composition

Author: Welf Löwe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540376577
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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.

Abstract State Machines Alloy B TLA VDM and Z

Author: Michael Butler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319336002
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Specifying Systems

Author: Leslie Lamport
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321143068
Format: PDF
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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.

Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics

Author: Roman Wyrzykowski
Publisher: Springer
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, PPAM 2005. The book presents 135 papers organized in topical sections on parallel and distributed architectures, parallel and distributed non-numerical algorithms, performance analysis, prediction and optimization, grid programming, tools and environments for clusters and grids, applications of parallel/distributed/grid computing, evolutionary computing with applications, parallel data mining, parallel numerics, and mathematical and computing methods.

Principles of Concurrent and Distributed Programming

Author: M. Ben-Ari
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321312839
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Software today is inherently concurrent or distributed - from event-based GUI designs to operating and real-time systems to Internet applications. The new edition of this classic introduction to concurrency has been completely revised in view of the growing importance of concurrency constructs embedded in programming languages and of formal methods such as model checking that are widely used in industry.