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Consistency of partial process specifications

Steen, Maarten and Derrick, John and Boiten, Eerke Albert and Bowman, Howard (1999) Consistency of partial process specifications. In: Haeberer, A.M., ed. Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology 7th International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 248-262. ISBN 978-3-540-65462-9. E-ISBN 978-3-540-49253-5. (doi:10.1007/3-540-49253-4_19) (KAR id:16653)


The structuring of the specification and development of distributed systems according to viewpoints, as advocated by the Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing, raises the question of when such viewpoint specifications may be considered consistent with one another. In this paper, we analyse the notion of consistency in the context of formal process specification. It turns out that different notions of correctness give rise to different consistency relations. Each notion of consistency is formally characterised and placed in a spectrum of consistency relations. An example illustrates the use of these relations for consistency checking.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-49253-4_19
Additional information: Proceedings Paper
Uncontrolled keywords: consistency; partial specification; process algebra; viewpoints
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Eerke Boiten
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 19:25 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:54 UTC
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Steen, Maarten.

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Derrick, John.

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Boiten, Eerke Albert.

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Bowman, Howard.

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