This collection of papers arose from a series of lecturesfor workers in computer science and other disciplines. Thelectures were intended to familiarize them with some of themost exciting advanced computer based systems for theconceptualization, design, implementation, simulation, andlogical analysis of applications in these disciplines.The collection presents some strong motivational points forthe use of theory based systems in the areas of functionalprogramming, concurrency, simulation, and automatedreasoning, highlighting some of their advantages anddisadvantages relative to conventional systems. The papersare mostly the work of individuals who were among theoriginators of the systemspresented.The volume is intended as a contribution to narrowing thelearning gap facing conventional computer users when theywish to use advanced theory based systems. The papers aremeant for a wide audience and should not require greatmathematical sophistication for their comprehension. Thepapers contain numerous references for those wishing topursue a topic in greater depth.
On the use of theory based systems to traverse educational gaps in computer system related activities.- Reflections on standard ML.- An introduction to the high-level language Standard ML.- Generating an algorithm for executing graphical models.- Modeling a NORAD Command Post using SADT and Colored Petri Nets.- Propositional temporal logics and their use in model checking.- The propositional ?-calculus and its use in model checking.- Analyzing concurrent systems using the Concurrency Workbench.- Reasoning about functional programs in Nuprl.- Concurrent ML: Design, application and semantics.- A taste of rewrite systems.- Programming in OBJ and Maude.- Supporting the attribute grammar programming paradigm in a lazy functional programming language.- Specification and simulation with ExSpect.- An overview of Larch.- The EVES system.- A systolizing compilation scheme for nested loops with linear bounds.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 16th June 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.59