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An abstract account of composition

  • Martín Abadi
  • Stephan Merz
Contributed Papers Semantics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 969)

Abstract

We present a logic of specifications of reactive systems. The logic is independent of particular computational models, but it captures common patterns of reasoning with assumption-commitment specifications. We use the logic for deriving proof rules for TLA and CTL* specifications.

Keywords

Model Check Temporal Logic Safety Property Atomic Proposition State Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martín Abadi
    • 1
  • Stephan Merz
    • 2
  1. 1.Systems Research CenterDigital Equipment CorporationPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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