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Relational Concurrent Refinement: Timed Refinement

Derrick, John and Boiten, Eerke Albert (2011) Relational Concurrent Refinement: Timed Refinement. In: Bruni, Roberto and Dingel, Juergen, eds. Formal Techniques for Distributed Systems Joint 13th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 121-137. ISBN 978-3-642-21460-8. E-ISBN 978-3-642-21461-5. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21461-5_8)

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Data refinement in a state-based language such as Z is defined using a relational model in terms of the behaviour of abstract programs. Downward and upward simulation conditions form a sound and jointly complete methodology to verify relational data refinements, which can be checked on an event-by-event basis rather than per trace. In models of concurrency, refinement is often defined in terms of sets of observations, which can include the events a system is prepared to accept or refuse, or depend on explicit properties of states and transitions. By embedding such concurrent semantics into a relational one, eventwise verification methods for such refinement relations can be derived. In this paper we continue our program of deriving simulation conditions for process algebraic refinement by considering how notions of time should be embedded into a relational model, and thereby deriving relational notions of timed refinement.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-21461-5_8
Uncontrolled keywords: Data refinement, Z, simulations, timed-refinement
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: E. Boiten
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:24 UTC
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