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Synchronous Programming of Reactive Systems : The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science - Nicolas Halbwachs

Synchronous Programming of Reactive Systems

The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

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This book will attempt to give a first synthesis of recent works con­ cerning reactive system design. The term "reactive system" has been introduced in order to at'oid the ambiguities often associated with by the term "real-time system," which, although best known and more sugges­ tive, has been given so many different meanings that it is almost in­ evitably misunderstood. Industrial process control systems, transporta­ tion control and supervision systems, signal-processing systems, are ex­ amples of the systems we have in mind. Although these systems are more and more computerized, it is sur­ prising to notice that the problem of time in computer science has been studied only recently by "pure" computer scientists. Until the early 1980s, time problems were regarded as the concern of performance evalu­ ation, or of some (unjustly scorned) "industrial computer engineering," or, at best, of operating systems. A second surprising fact, in contrast, is the growth of research con­ cerning timed systems during the last decade. The handling of time has suddenly become a fundamental goal for most models of concurrency. In particular, Robin Alilner 's pioneering works about synchronous process algebras gave rise to a school of thought adopting the following abstract point of view: As soon as one admits that a system can instantaneously react to events, i. e.

` ... The material in the book is well-organized, the style is clear, concise and readable. This book can be recommended as serious, although enjoyable, reading for everybody who is interested in real-time, embedded systems (reactive systems). ' Engineering Applications Artificial Intelligence, 7:3 (1994) 'This book can be recommended as serious, although enjoyable, reading for everybody who is interested in real-time, embedded systems.' Eng. App. of Artificial Intelligence 7:3 1994

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Introductionp. 1
Four Synchronous Languagesp. 9
The imperative language Esterelp. 11
Graphic formalisms: the language Argosp. 39
Declarative languages: Lustre and Signalp. 53
Compilationp. 73
Static verificationsp. 75
Sequential code generationp. 85
Distributed code generationp. 103
Circuit generation from synchronous programsp. 117
Program Verificationp. 137
Lustre program verification: the tool Lesarp. 139
Using Auto for Esterel program verificationp. 149
Conclusionp. 157
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780792393115
ISBN-10: 0792393112
Series: The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 31st December 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.99