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Experiments in Translating CSP||B to Handel-C

Schneider, S, Treharne, H, McEwan, A and Ifill, W (2008) Experiments in Translating CSP||B to Handel-C In: Communicating Process Architectures 2008 - WoTUG-31, 2008-09-07 - 2008-09-10, York, UK.

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Abstract

This paper considers the issues involved in translating specifications described in the CSP||B formal method into Handel-C. There have previously been approaches to translating CSP descriptions to Handel-C, and the work presented ill this paper is part of a programme of work to extend it to include the B component of a CSP parallel to B description. Handel-C is a suitable target language because of its capability of programming communication and state. and its compilation route to hardware. The paper presents two case studies that investigate aspects of the translation: a buffer case study, and all abstract arbiter case Study. These investigations have exposed a number of issues relating to the translation of the B component, and have identified a range of options available, informing more recent work oil the development of a style for CSP parallel to B specifications particularly appropriate to translation to Handel-C.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handel-C, CSP parallel to B, translation, formal development, HARDWARE, SYSTEMS
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2011 14:09
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7212

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