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Formal Aspects of Computing

Formal Aspects of Computing

Applicable Formal Methods

Chief Editor: James Woodcock

ISSN: 0934-5043 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-299X (electronic version)

Journal no. 165

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. J.C.P. Woodcock
Department of Computer Science,
University of York,
Heslington, York,
YO10 5DD, UK
email: jim.woodcock@york.ac.uk

Asscociate Editor

Dr. D.J. Cooke
Department of Computer Science,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK
email: D.J.Cooke@lboro.ac.uk

North American Editor

Prof. J.M. Wing
Microsoft Research
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA  98052
email: wing@microsoft.com

Founding Editor

Prof. C.B. Jones
Department of Computing Science,
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE1 7RU, UK
email: Cliff.Jones@ncl.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Prof. D. Bjorner
Fredscej 11, DK-2840 Holte, Denmark
email: bjorner@gmail.com

Dr. Eerke Boiten
School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NF, UK
email: E.A.Boiten@kent.ac.uk

Prof. M. Broy
Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl IV, Boltzmannst. 3, Garching bei München, Germany
email: broy@in.tum.de

Prof. M.J. Butler
School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
email: mjb@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Prof. Dr. C. Delgado Kloos
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Av. Universidad, 30, E-28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain
email: cdk@it.uc3m.es

Dr Dong Jin Song
Department of Computer Science, School of Computing,
National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543
email: dongjs@comp.nus.edu.sg

Prof. D.A. Duce
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK
email: daduce@brookes.ac.uk

Prof. E.A. Emerson
. E.A. Emerson
Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 7812, USA
email: emerson@cs.utexas.edu

Prof. M.-C. Gaudel
LRI, University Paris-Sud PCRI , Batiment 650 91405, Orsay cedex, France
email: Marie-Claude.Gaudel@lri.fr

Prof. I.J. Hayes
Department of Computer Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
email: Ian.Hayes@itee.uq.edu.au

Prof. He Jifeng
Software Engineering Institue, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan Road (North), Shanghai, 200062, China
email: jifeng@sei.ecnu.edu.cn

Dr. C.J.P. de Lucena
Pontifica Universidade Catholica do Rio de Janeiro, PUCRJ, Departmento de Informatica, Rue Marques de Sao Vicente 225, Gavea, Rio de Janeiro CEP, 22453, Brazil
email: lucena@inf.puc-rio.br

Prof. T.S.E. Maibaum
McMaster University, Department of Computing & Software, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1
email: tom@maibaum.org

Prof. U.H.M. Martin
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Wolfson Building Parks Road OXFORD, OX1 3QD, UK
email: Ursula.Martin@cs.ox.ac.uk

Prof. J. Parrow
Department of Information Technology, University of Uppsala,
Box 337, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
email: joachim.parrow@it.uu.se

Prof. B. Pierce
Department of Computer Science and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania,
200 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6389, USA
email: bcpierce@cis.upenn.edu

Prof. W.L. Scherlis
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
email: wls@cs.cmu.edu

Prof. A. Sernadas
Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
email: amilcar.sernadas@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Prof. J.V. Tucker
Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
email: J.V.Tucker@swansea.ac.uk

 

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    This journal aims to publish contributions at the junction of theory and practice.  The objective is to disseminate applicable research.  Thus new theoretical contributions are welcome where they are motivated by potential application; applications of existing formalisms are of interest if they show something novel about the approach or application.

    The term "formal methods" has been applied to a range of notations, theories and tools.  There is no doubt that some of these have already had a significant impact on practical applications of computing.  Indeed, it is interesting to note that once something is adopted into practical use it is no longer thought of as a formal method.  Apart from widely used notations such as those for syntax and state machines, there have been significant applications of specification notations, development methods and tools both for proving general results and for searching for specific conditions.  However, the most profound and lasting influence of the formal approach is the way it has illuminated fundamental concepts like those of communication.

    In this spirit, the principal aim of this journal is to promote the growth of computing science, to show its relation to practice and to stimulate applications of apposite formalisms to practical problems.  One significant challenge is to show how a range of formal models can be related to each other.

    In particular, the scope of Formal Aspects of Computing includes,
    • well-founded notations for the description of systems
    • verifiable design methods
    • elucidation of fundamental computational concepts
    • approaches to fault-tolerant design
    • theorem-proving support
    • state-exploration tools
    • formal underpinning of widely used notations and methods
    • formal approaches to requirements analysis


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