Principled Software Development

Essays Dedicated to Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

  • Peter Müller
  • Ina Schaefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfgang Ahrendt, Gordon J. Pace, Gerardo Schneider
    Pages 1-18
  3. Yuyan Bao, Gary T. Leavens
    Pages 19-39
  4. Bernhard Beckert, Mattias Ulbrich
    Pages 41-58
  5. Annette Bieniusa, Peter Zeller, Shraddha Barke
    Pages 59-72
  6. Frank S. de Boer, Stijn de Gouw
    Pages 87-98
  7. Ferruccio Damiani, Reiner Hähnle, Eduard Kamburjan, Michael Lienhardt
    Pages 99-117
  8. Marieke Huisman, Sebastiaan J. C. Joosten
    Pages 129-146
  9. Einar Broch Johnsen, Ingrid Chieh Yu
    Pages 147-164
  10. Derrick G. Kourie, Tinus Strauss, Loek Cleophas, Bruce W. Watson
    Pages 165-184
  11. K. Rustan M. Leino, Daniel Matichuk
    Pages 185-202
  12. James Noble, Alex Potanin, Toby Murray, Mark S. Miller
    Pages 221-240
  13. Ina Schaefer
    Pages 241-250
  14. Klaus Schneider, Marc Dahlem
    Pages 251-266
  15. Simon Bischof, Joachim Breitner, Denis Lohner, Gregor Snelting
    Pages 267-282
  16. Roland Meyer, Sebastian Wolff
    Pages 283-303

About this book


This book presents a collection of research papers that address the challenge of how to develop software in a principled way that, in particular, enables reasoning. The individual papers approach this challenge from various perspectives including programming languages, program verification, and the systematic variation of software. Topics covered include programming abstractions for concurrent and distributed software, specification and verification techniques for imperative programs, and development techniques for software product lines.

With this book the editors and authors wish to acknowledge – on the occasion of his 60th birthday – the work of Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, who has made major contributions to software technology throughout his career. It features articles on Arnd’s broad research interests including, among others, the implementation of programming languages, formal semantics, specification and verification of object-oriented and concurrent programs, programming language design, distributed systems, software modeling, and software product lines. All contributing authors are leading experts in programming languages and software engineering who have collaborated with Arnd in the course of his career.

Overall, the book offers a collection of high-quality articles, presenting original research results, major case studies, and inspiring visions. Some of the work included here was presented at a symposium in honor of Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in November 2018.


Programming Languages Software Verification and Validation Software Product Lines Concurrent Programming Formal Languages Software Development Program Reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Müller
    • 1
  • Ina Schaefer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Softwaretechnik und FahrzeuginformatikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-98046-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-98047-8
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