Interfaces for Control Components

  • Rajeev Alur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6919)


Modern software engineering heavily relies on clearly specified interfaces for separation of concerns among designers implementing components and programmers using those components. The need for interfaces is evident for assembling complex systems from components, but more so in control applications where the components are designed by control engineers using mathematical modeling tools and used by software executing on digital computers. However, the notion of an interface for a control component must incorporate some information about timing, and standard programming languages do not provide a way of capturing such resource requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajeev Alur
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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