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Specifying component and context specification using Promotion

Derrick, John and Boiten, Eerke (1999) Specifying component and context specification using Promotion. In: Araki, Keijiro and Galloway, Andrew and Taguchi, Kenji, eds. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods. Springer, London, UK, pp. 293-312. ISBN 978-1-85233-107-8. E-ISBN 978-1-4471-0851-1. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0851-1_16)

Abstract

In this paper we discuss how the specification of components may be separated from the description of the context in which they are used. There are a number of ways in which this might be possible and here we show how to use the technique of promotion in Object-Z to combine components which are specified using process algebras. We discuss two approaches, the first is to separate out the specification into two distinct viewpoints written in different languages. These viewpoints are then combined by a process of translation and unification. The second approach will be to use hybrid languages composed of a combination of CSP and Object-Z. We also consider how to refine such component based descriptions and consider issues of compositionality.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-1-4471-0851-1_16
Uncontrolled keywords: Components; Viewpoints; Object-Z; LOTOS; CSP; Refinement
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: E. Boiten
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2009 17:37 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 09:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21814 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Boiten, Eerke: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9184-8968
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