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Timewise Refinement for Communicating Processes.

Schneider, S (1997) Timewise Refinement for Communicating Processes. Science of Computer Programming, 28 (1). 43 - 90.


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A theory of timewise refinement is presented. This allows the translation of specifications and proofs of correctness between semantic models, permitting each stage in the verification of a system to take place at the appropriate level of abstraction. The theory is presented within the context of CSP. A denotational characterisation of refinement is given in terms of relations between behaviours at different levels of abstraction. Various properties for the preservation of refinement through parallel composition are discussed. An operational characterisation is also given in terms of timed and untimed tests, and observed to coincide with the denotational characterisation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:35

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