Modal design algebra

  • We give an algebraic model of the designs of UTP based on a variant of modal semirings, hence generalising the original relational model. This is intended to exhibit more clearly the algebraic principles behind UTP and to provide deeper insight into the general properties of designs, the program and specification operators, and refinement. Moreover, we set up a formal connection with general and total correctness of programs as discussed by a number of authors. Finally we show that the designs form a left semiring and even a Kleene and omega algebra. This is used to calculate closed expressions for the least and greatest fixed-point semantics of the demonic while loop that are simpler than the ones obtained from standard UTP theory and previous algebraic approaches.

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Author:Walter Guttmann, Bernhard MöllerGND
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Parent Title (English):Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2017/07/21
First Page:236
Last Page:256
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Professur für Programmiermethodik und Multimediale Informationssysteme
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht