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Consistency of partial process specifications

Steen, Maarten, Derrick, John, Boiten, Eerke Albert, Bowman, Howard (1999) Consistency of partial process specifications. In: Haeberer, A.M., ed. Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (AMAST '98). , 1548. pp. 248-262. Springer-Verlag Berlin ISBN 3-540-65462-3. (doi:10.1007/3-540-49253-4_19)


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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: E. Boiten
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 19:25 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:54 UTC
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