Specification of Software Systems

2nd Edition

By V.S. Alagar , K. Periyasamy

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Revised and updated, 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. The text covers a wide range of formal specification techniques.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9276-6
  • 672 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $99.00
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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. 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 reading; presents 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; contains end-of-chapter exercises and numerous case studies, with potential course outlines suggested in the Preface; covers Object-Z, B-Method, and Calculus of Communicating Systems; offers material that can be taught with tool-supported laboratory projects.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Part I: Specification Fundamentals.
  2. The Role of Specification.
  3. Specification Activities.
  4. Specification Qualities.
  5. Abstraction.
  6. Part II: Formalism Fundamentals.
  7. Formal Systems.
  8. Automata.
  9. Extended Finite State Machine.
  10. Classification of Formal Specification Methods.
  11. Part III: Logic.
  12. Propositional Logic.
  13. Predicate Logic.
  14. Temporal Logic.
  15. Part IV: Mathematical Abstractions for Model
  16. based Specifications.
  17. Set Theory and Relations.
  18. Part V: Property
  19. oriented Specifications.
  20. Algebraic Specification.
  21. Larch.
  22. Calculus of Communicating Systems.
  23. Part VI: Model
  24. based Specifications.
  25. Vienna Development Method.
  26. The Z Notation.
  27. The Object
  28. Z Specification Language.
  29. The B
  30. Method.
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