A Parallel Operator for Real-Time Processes with Predicate Transformer Semantics

  • Karl Lermer
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1601)


We present a high level specification and refinement framework for concurrent real-time processes with strict message passing based on predicate transformer semantics. Four different parallel operators are defined and we investigate conditions under which they are monotone and associative. Refinement rules for single process components are derived. We also give rules and strategies for the development of a process from an abstract specification to a multi-component specification. This allows the individual refinement of process components under the maintenance of the global process behaviour. A specification and refinement example is included to illustrate the refinement rules.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Lermer
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  1. 1.Software Verification Research CentreThe University of QueenslandAustralia

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