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The Resource Specification of software systems, V.S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy

Specification of software systems, V.S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy

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Specification of software systems
Title
Specification of software systems
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent advances in software specification methods, model checking, and theorem proving have generated new tools for the use of formal methods in both industry and academia. Yet, in order to choose the techniques most appropriate for a specific application, it is necessary to have a good understanding and expertise in formal methods. Software engineers now have several case studies to learn from, and are able to choose from a large selection of languages and methods, with a rich repertoire of appropriate concepts for their intended applications. This extensively revised and updated new edition of Specification of Software Systems builds upon the original focus on software specification with added emphasis on the practice of formal methods for specification and verification activities for different types of software systems and at different stages of developing software systems. This expanded perspective is matched by a considerable amount of new content, included to cater to the growing needs of students and researchers in the area of formal software engineering. Topics related to the integration of formal methods in the software development process are introduced early, and are followed by presentations of principles of abstraction, definitions of formalism, notations of formalism, and a wide variety of detailed specification examples. This additional material is further reflected in the new structure of the second edition, which is now arranged in six parts. Topics and features:Provides a wide coverage of formal specification techniques and a clear writing style, supported by end-of-chapter bibliographic notes for further readingPresents a logical structure, with sections devoted to specification fundamentals, basics of formalism, logic, set theory and relations, property-oriented specification methods, and model-based specification techniques (NEW)Contains end-of-chapter exercises and numerous case studies, with potential course outlines suggested in the PrefaceCovers Object-Z, B-Method, and Calculus of Communicating Systems (NEW)Offers material that can be taught with tool-supported laboratory projectsThis comprehensive textbook is essential reading for students at all levels in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, and information systems engineering. Software professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with formal methods will also find this an invaluable reference. Dr. V.S. Alagar is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. K. Periyasamy is a full Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA
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GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alagar, Vangalur S.
Dewey number
004.01/51
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.9.F67
LC item number
A43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Periyasamy, K
Series statement
Texts in computer science
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  • Formal methods (Computer science)
  • Software engineering
  • Informatique
  • Formal methods (Computer science)
  • Software engineering
Label
Specification of software systems, V.S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Specification fundamentals: The role of specification -- Specification activities -- Specification qualities -- Abstraction -- Part 2. Formalism fundamentals -- Formal Systems -- Automata -- Extended finite state machine -- Classification of formal specification methods -- Part 3. Logic -- Propositional logic -- Predicate logic -- Temporal logic -- Part 4. Mathematical abstractions for model-based specifications: Set theory and relations Part 5. Property-oriented specifications: Algebraic specification -- Larch -- Calculus of communicating systems -- Part 6. Model-based specifications: Vienna development method -- The Z notation -- The object-Z specification language -- The B-method
Control code
719363233
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 644 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857292773
Lccn
2011922494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-85729-277-3
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978-0-85729-276-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719363233
Label
Specification of software systems, V.S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Specification fundamentals: The role of specification -- Specification activities -- Specification qualities -- Abstraction -- Part 2. Formalism fundamentals -- Formal Systems -- Automata -- Extended finite state machine -- Classification of formal specification methods -- Part 3. Logic -- Propositional logic -- Predicate logic -- Temporal logic -- Part 4. Mathematical abstractions for model-based specifications: Set theory and relations Part 5. Property-oriented specifications: Algebraic specification -- Larch -- Calculus of communicating systems -- Part 6. Model-based specifications: Vienna development method -- The Z notation -- The object-Z specification language -- The B-method
Control code
719363233
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 644 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857292773
Lccn
2011922494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-85729-277-3
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-85729-276-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719363233

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