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Algebraic Specification of Distributed Systems based on Concurrent Object-Oriented Modeling

  • Shusaku Iida
  • Kokichi Futatsugi
  • Takuo Watanabe
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Abstract

We propose a new executable algebraic specification method for object-oriented concurrent and distributed systems. We formalize a concurrent object-oriented model that can explicitly handle communication networks. In this model, a system is described as a collection of primitive objects and network objects. We use the algebraic specification language CafeOBJ[Futatsugi and Sawada 1995] [Sawada and Futatsugi 1995] for describing specifications. Since specifications using our method can be executed, the CafeOBJ processor aids semi-automatic verifications. We illustrate some actual verifications via an example.

Keywords

Formal Method Algebraic Specifications Concurrent Object-Oriented Model Concurrent and Distributed Systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shusaku Iida
    • 1
  • Kokichi Futatsugi
    • 1
  • Takuo Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)IshikawaJapan

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