The Specification and Refinement of Timed Processes

Mahony, Brendan Patrick (1992). The Specification and Refinement of Timed Processes PhD Thesis, , University of Queensland.

       
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Author Mahony, Brendan Patrick
Thesis Title The Specification and Refinement of Timed Processes
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1992
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Dr Ian Hayes
Abstract/Summary The use of predicate transformers to model the action of sequential programs has allowed the construction of a refinement calculus for expressing the formal verification of the top-down development of sequential programs. It is shown that predicate transformers may also be used to model real-time processes. The notions of precondition and postcondition in the sequential refinement calculus are replaced by the notions of assumption and effect. In this way the formal development of real-time processes may also be expressed within the refinement calculus. Notations are developed for the specification and implementation of real-time processes within the framework of the refinement calculus. Several case-studies are presented to demonstrate the utility of this approach.
Keyword predicate transformers
formal verification
sequential programs

 
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