Steen, M.W.A. and Bowman, H. and Derrick, J. (1995) Composition of LOTOS specifications. In: UNSPECIFIED.
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Usually formal methods adopt the traditional waterfall model of system design. New design methodologies, such as Open Distributed Processing and Object Oriented Design, allow for incremental and partial specification. In order to support such design methods, the issues of consistency between specifications and composition of (partial) specification become vital. This paper presents a general framework for dealing with partial specification, which is instantiated for the specification language LOTOS. Necessary and sufficient conditions for consistency to hold between LOTOS specifications are given, and an operational semantics for composition is proposed. Keywords: LOTOS, formal methods, consistency, composition, incremetal specification, refinement.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||LOTOS, viewpoints, consistency|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||24 Aug 2009 18:15|
|Last Modified:||24 Aug 2009 18:15|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21289 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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