For some years, specification of software and hardwaresystems has been influenced not only by algebraic methodsbut also by new developments in logic. These newdevelopments in logic are partly based on the use ofalgorithmic techniques in deduction and proving methods, butare alsodue to new theoretical advances, to a great extentstimulated by computer science, which have led to new typesof logic and new logical calculi. The new techniques,methods and tools from logic, combined with algebra-basedones, offer very powerful and useful tools for the computerscientist, which may soon become practical for commercialuse, where, in particular, more powerful specification toolsare needed for concurrent and distributed systems.This volume contains papers based on lectures by leadingresearchers which were originally given at an internationalsummer school held in Marktoberdorf in 1991. The papers aimto give a foundation for combining logic and algebra for thepurposes of specification under the aspects of automateddeduction, proving techniques, concurrency and logic,abstract data types and operational semantics, andconstructive methods.
Distributed Action Systems.- Lectures on: Classical Proofs as Programs.- Linear Logic: A Survey.- Some Proof-Theoretic Aspects of Logic Programming.- The Safety-Progress Classification.- The Polyadic ?-Calculus: A Tutorial.- An Introduction to Action Semantics.- Minimal Logic for Computable Functions.- Infinite Synchronous Concurrent Algorithms The Algebraic Specification and Verification of a Hardware Stack.- Four Lectures on Primitive Recursion.- Structured Specifications: Syntax, Semantics and Proof Calculus.
Series: NATO Asi Series / Computer and Systems Sciences
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: 5th July 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.81