Engineering Theories of Software Construction

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This volume contains lectures presented at the 21st International Summer School on Engineering Theories of Software Construction (Marktoberdorf, Germany July/August 2000). Eleven contributions from professionals in industry and academia trace the path from the scientific foundations of programming theory through the development of toolsets and methods and on to practical application by working engineers. A sampling of topics includes unifying theories for logic programming, performance modeling using probabilistic process algebra, and extended static checking. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586031725
  • Publisher: IOS Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: NATO Science Series
  • Pages: 357
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 6.54 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part 0. Problem Structure and Specification
Problem Analysis and Structure 3
Unifying Theories for Logic Programming 21
Tackling the Awkward Squad: Monadic Input/Output, Concurrency, Exceptions, and Foreign-Language Calls in Haskell 47
Adaptation in HOT Languages: Comparing Polymorphism, Modules, and Objects 97
Part 1. Modelling Reactive Systems
Programming for Behaviour 135
From States to Histories: Relating State and History Views onto Systems 149
The [pi]-Calculus: An Introduction 187
Performance Modelling Using Probabilistic Process Algebra 223
Part 2. System and Program Verification
Taming the Infinite: Verification of Infinite-State Reactive Systems by Finitary Means 261
Extended Static Checking 301
Software Model Checking 309
Author Index 357
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