Specifying Systems

The TLA+ Language and Tools for Hardware and Software Engineers

Author: Leslie Lamport

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321143068

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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Both a tutorial on specifying systems and a complete reference to TLA, this is the distillation of 25 years of work by a renowned computer scientist. Divided into four parts, the first part contains all that most programmers and engineers need to know about writing specifications. The second part has advanced material for more sophisticated readers. The third and fourth parts comprise a reference manual for TLA+--both the language itself as well as its tools.
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Implementation and Application of Functional Languages

18th International Symposium, IFL 2006, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-6, 2006, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Zoltán Horváth,Viktória Zsók,Andrew Butterfield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540741291

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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This volume constitutes the post-proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Implementation and Applications of Functional Languages. Fifteen full papers are presented. Each one was submitted to two rounds of reviews to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and readability. The papers address all current theoretical and methodological issues in functional and function-based languages.
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A Practical Theory of Reactive Systems

Incremental Modeling of Dynamic Behaviors

Author: R. Kurki-Suonio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540233423

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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A man may imagine he understands something, but still not understand anything in the way that he ought to. (Paul of Tarsus, 1 Corinthians 8:2) Calling this a ‘practical theory’ may require some explanation. Theory and practice are often thought of as two di?erent worlds, governed bydi?erentideals,principles, andlaws.DavidLorgeParnas, forinstance,who hascontributedmuchtoourtheoreticalunderstandingofsoftwareengineering and also to sound use of theory in the practice of it, likes to point out that ‘theoretically’ is synonymous to ‘not really’. In applied mathematics the goal is to discover useful connections between these two worlds. My thesis is that in software engineering this two-world view is inadequate, and a more intimate interplay is required between theory and practice. That is, both theoretical and practical components should be integrated into a practical theory. It should beclearfrom theabovethattheintended readership of this book is not theoreticians. They would probably have di?culties in appreciating a book on theory where the presentation does not proceed in a logical sequence from basic de?nitions to theorems and mathematical proofs, followed by - plication examples. In fact, all this would not constitute what I understand by a practical theory in this context.
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Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z

4th International Conference, ABZ 2014, Toulouse, France, June 2-6, 2014. Proceedings

Author: Yamine Ait Ameur,Klaus-Dieter Schewe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662436523

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, B, TLA, VDM and Z, which took place in Toulouse, France, in June 2014. The 13 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 19 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The ABZ conference series is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based formal methods: Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM and Z. They share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. The main goal of this conference series is to contribute to the integration of these formal methods, clarifying their commonalities and differences to better understand how to combine different approaches for accomplishing the various tasks in modeling, experimental validation and mathematical verification of reliable high-quality hardware/software systems.
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Dependable Software Engineering: Theories, Tools, and Applications

First International Symposium, SETTA 2015, Nanjing, China, November 4-6, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Xuandong Li,Zhiming Liu,Wang Yi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259423

Category: Computers

Page: 317

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering: Theories, Tools, and Applications, SETTA 2015, held in Nanjing, China, in November 2015. The 20 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions.The papers are organized on topical sections on probabilistic systems; hybrid and cyber-physical systems; testing, simulation and inference; bisimulation and correctness; design and implementation; symbolic execution and invariants; and verification and case studies.
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Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z

5th International Conference, ABZ 2016, Linz, Austria, May 23-27, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Michael Butler,Klaus-Dieter Schewe,Atif Mashkoor,Miklos Biro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319336002

Category: Mathematics

Page: 426

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, ABZ 2016, held in Linz, Austria, in May 2016. The 17 full and 15 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They record the latest research developments in state-based formal methods Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, Circus, Event-B, TLS+, VDM and Z.
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Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics

6th International Conference, PPAM 2005, Poznan, Poland, September 11-14, 2005, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Roman Wyrzykowski,Jack Dongarra,Norbert Meyer,Jerzy Wasniewski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Parallel processing (Electronic computers)

Page: 1126

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, PPAM 2005. The book presents 135 papers organized in topical sections on parallel and distributed architectures, parallel and distributed non-numerical algorithms, performance analysis, prediction and optimization, grid programming, tools and environments for clusters and grids, applications of parallel/distributed/grid computing, evolutionary computing with applications, parallel data mining, parallel numerics, and mathematical and computing methods.
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First International Workshop on Larch

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Larch, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA, 13–15 July 1992

Author: Ursula Martin,Jeannette M. Wing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144713558X

Category: Computers

Page: 315

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The papers in this volume were presented at the First International Workshop on Larch, held at MIT Endicott House near Boston on 13-15 July 1992. Larch is a family of formal specification languages and tools, and this workshop was a forum for those who have designed the Larch languages, built tool support for them, particularly the Larch Prover, and used them to specify and reason about software and hardware systems. The Larch Project started in 1980, led by John Guttag at MIT and James Horning, then at Xerox/Palo Alto Research Center and now at Digital Equipment Corporation/Systems Research Center (DEC/SRC). Major applications have included VLSI circuit synthesis, medical device communications, compiler development and concurrent systems based on Lamport's TLA, as well as several applications to classical theorem proving and algebraic specification. Larch supports a two-tiered approach to specifying software and hardware modules. One tier of a specification is wrillen in the Larch Shared Language (LSL). An LSL specification describes mathematical abstractions such as sets, relations, and algebras; its semantics is defined in terms of first-order theories. The second tier is written in a Larch interface language, one designed for a specific programming language. An interface specification describes the effects of individual modules, e.g. state changes, resource allocation, and exceptions; its semantics is defined in terms of first-order predicates over two states, where state is defined in terms of the programming language's notion of state. Thus, LSL is programming language independent; a Larch interface language is programming language dependent.
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Digest of Papers

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer input-output equipment

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AI Expert

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Category: Artificial intelligence

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The Chemical Engineer

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Category: Chemical engineering

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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