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Concurrency Theory

Calculi an Automata for Modelling Untimed and Timed Concurrent Systems

By Howard Bowman , Rodolfo Gomez

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8523-3895-4
  • 442 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: February 28, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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The book presents an extensive introduction to LOTOS highlighting how the approach differs from competitor techniques such as CCS and CSP. The notation is illustrated by a number of running examples and by using the LOTOS process calculus a spectrum of semantic models for concurrent systems are reviewed. Specifically, linear-time semantics; based on traces; branching-time semantics; using both labelled transition systems and refusals, are used to highlight true concurrency semantics using event structures. In addition to this a simple timed extension to LOTOS is introduced using running examples, allowing consideration of how the untimed semantic models – traces, labelled transition systems, refusals and event structures – can be generalised to the timed setting. The authors also generalise the simple communicating automata notation to yield timed automata with multi-way synchronisation using model-checking verification methods and new techniques to prevent time-locks from arising.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Background on Concurrency Theory.
  3. Concurrency Theory, Untimed Models.
  4. Process Caculi: LOTOS.
  5. Basic Interleaved Semantic Models.
  6. True Concurrency Models: Event Structures.
  7. Testing Theory and the Linear Time, Branching Time Spectrum.
  8. Concurrency Theory – Further Untimed Notations.
  9. Beyond pbLOTOS.
  10. Comparison of LOTOS with CCS and CSP.
  11. Communicating Automata.
  12. Concurrency Theory – Timed Models.
  13. Timed Process Calculi, a LOTOS Perspective, Semantic Models for tLOTOS.
  14. Timed Communication Automata.
  15. Timelocks in Timed Automata.
  16. Discrete Timed Automata.

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