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High-Level System Modeling

Specification Languages

  • Jean-Michel Bergé
  • Oz Levia
  • Jacques Rouillard

Part of the Current Issues in Electronic Modeling book series (CIEM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Ambar Sarkar, Ronald Waxman, James P. Cohoon
    Pages 1-34
  3. Guido Schumacher, Wolfgang Nebel
    Pages 35-50
  4. Phillip Baraona, John Penix, Perry Alexander
    Pages 51-75
  5. Jacek Wytrebowicz, Stanislaw Budkowski
    Pages 77-98
  6. R. J. O. Figueiredo, I. S. Bonatti
    Pages 99-109
  7. C. Delgado Kloos, A. Marín López, T. de Miguel Moro, T. Robles Valladares
    Pages 111-140
  8. Matt Fairtlough, Mike Holcombe, Florentin Ipate, Camilla Jordan, Gilbert Laycock, Duan Zhenhua
    Pages 141-160
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book


A reactive system is one that is in continual interaction with its environment and executes at a pace determined by that environment. Examples of reactive systems are network protocols, air-traffic control systems, industrial-process control systems etc. Reactive systems are ubiquitous and represent an important class of systems. Due to their complex nature, such systems are extremely difficult to specify and implement. Many reactive systems are employed in highly-critical applications, making it crucial that one considers issues such as reliability and safety while designing such systems. The design of reactive systems is considered to be problematic, and p.oses one of the greatest challenges in the field of system design and development. In this paper, we discuss specification-modeling methodologies for reactive systems. Specification modeling is an important stage in reactive system design where the designer specifies the desired properties of the reactive system in the form of a specification model. This specification model acts as the guidance and source for the implementation. To develop the specification model of complex systems in an organized manner, designers resort to specification modeling methodologies. In the context of reactive systems, we can call such methodologies reactive-system specification modeling methodologies.


Hardware Hardwarebeschreibungssprache Simulation System VHDL algorithms automation circuit design communication model modeling system modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Bergé
    • 1
  • Oz Levia
    • 2
  • Jacques Rouillard
    • 3
  1. 1.CNETFrance
  2. 2.Synopsys Inc.USA
  3. 3.ESIMFrance

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