Time Versus Abstraction In Formal Description

Bowman, Howard and Blair, Gordon S. and Blair, Lynne and Chetwynd, Amanda G. (1993) Time Versus Abstraction In Formal Description. In: FORTE 93 - IFIP 6th International Conference on Formal Description Techniques, Boston, Ma. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We argue that there is a basic conflict between the incorporation of time and the level of abstraction in formal specification. This conflict is illustrated through the specification of a simple multimedia stream. We propose the principle of separation of timing concerns as a resolution of this conflict and present a dual language notation in order to realise this principle. This notation uses LOTOS to express system behaviour and real-time temporal logic to express timing properties.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2009 07:59
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 13:05
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20396 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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