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UTP Semantics for BigrTiMo

  • Wanling Xie
  • Huibiao ZhuEmail author
  • Shengchao Qin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11232)

Abstract

BigrTiMo [1], a process algebra that combines the rTiMo calculus [2] and the Bigraph model [3], is capable of specifying a rich variety of properties for structure-aware mobile systems. Compared with rTiMo, our BigrTiMo calculus can specify not only time, mobility and local communication, but also remote communication. In this paper, we study the semantic foundation of this highly expressive modelling language and propose a denotational semantic model for it based on Hoare and He’s Unifying Theories of Programming (UTP) [4]. Compared to the standard UTP model, in addition to the communication, the novelty of the proposed UTP model in this paper covers time, location and global shared variable. Moreover, we give an example to show the contribution of BigrTiMo and illustrate how to use our semantic model and the trace-merging definition proposed in our paper under this example. We also demonstrate the proofs of some algebraic laws proposed in [1] based on our denotational semantics.

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Acknowledgments

This work was partly supported by Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Center of Trustworthy Software for Internet of Things (No. ZF1213).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Computing, School of Computer Science and Software EngineeringEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of ComputingUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbrough, Tees ValleyUK

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