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A case study in formally developing state-based parallel programs—the Dutch National Torus

  • Qiwen Xu
  • Jifeng He
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Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Abstract

Recently, formal methods, both assertional (compositional) and algebraic, for developing state-based parallel programs have been studied. This paper presents one of the few not-that-trivial case studies in this area, based on the combined use of both (though mainly assertional) methods. The case study is conducted in a top-down fashion, and we demonstrate that verification can be naturally conducted at the same time as, and combined with, the design of the system.

Keywords

Auxiliary Variable Parallel Composition Sequential Programming Program Variable Proof Obligation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiwen Xu
    • 1
  • Jifeng He
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik und Praktische Mathematik IIUniversität KielKiel 1Germany
  2. 2.Programming Research GroupOxford University Computing LaboratoryOxfordEngland, UK

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