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Denotational Approach to an Event-Driven System-Level Language

  • Huibiao Zhu
  • Jifeng He
  • Xiaoqing Peng
  • Naiyong Jin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5713)

Abstract

As a system-level modelling language, SystemC possesses several novel features such as delayed notifications, notification cancelling, notification overriding and delta-cycle. It is challenging to formalise SystemC. In this paper, we study the denotational semantics for SystemC using Unifying Theories of Programming (abbreviated as UTP) [6]. Two trace variables are introduced, one is to record the state behaviours and another is to record the event behaviours. The timed model is formalised in a three-dimensional structure. A set of algebraic laws is explored, which can be proved via the achieved denotational semantics.

Keywords

Atomic Action Related Pair Denotational Semantic Abstract State Machine Macro Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huibiao Zhu
    • 1
  • Jifeng He
    • 1
  • Xiaoqing Peng
    • 1
  • Naiyong Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Trustworthy Computing, Software Engineering InstituteEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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