Automatic Program Development

A Tribute to Robert Paige

Editors: Danvy, O., Henglein, F., Mairson, H., Pettorossi, A. (Eds.)

  • Details some applications of program transformation to algorithm derivation
  • Includes algorithm design methodology based on systematic derivations and applications in computer science and software engineering
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About this book

Automatic Program Development is a tribute to Robert Paige (1947-1999), our accomplished and respected colleague, and moreover our good friend, whose untimely passing was a loss to our academic and research community. We have collected the revised, updated versions of the papers published in his honor in the Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation Journal in the years 2003 and 2005.

Among them there are two papers by Bob: (i) a retrospective view of his research lines, and (ii) a proposal for future studies in the area of the automatic program derivation. The book also includes some papers by members of the IFIP Working Group 2.1 of which Bob was an active member. All papers are related to some of the research interests of Bob and, in particular, to the transformational development of programs and their algorithmic derivation from formal specifications. Automatic Program Development offers a renewed stimulus for continuing and deepening Bob's research visions.

A familiar touch is given to the book by some pictures kindly provided to us by his wife Nieba, the personal recollections of his brother Gary and some of his colleagues and friends.

About the authors

Prof. Olivier Danvy is editor in chief of the Higher Order for Symbolic Computation journal, and is also editor for two books in the LNCS series.

This book is written for Dr. Robert (Bob) Paige. Bob Paige, a professor of computer science and a leading researcher in the area of programming languages and transformational programming. Dr. Paige was the author of many research papers, covering related topics in programming languages, compilers, algorithms, and database design. An invited speaker at conferences and university seminars around the world, he also served regularly as a reviewer of research projects for major government agencies. He was a devoted mentor of PhD students who today hold research positions at leading universities and research centers.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book starts with an informative preface, with appropriate references signed by all four editors. … serve as a model for young scientists who are interested in doing quality research in the area. … Contributions cover a broad area, with an automatic program development focus. It will be a valuable addition to the interested specialist’s library." (M. M. Tanik, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2008)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Research Retrospective on Transformational Development of Programs

    Paige, Robert

    Pages 3-6

  • A National Science Foundation Proposal

    Paige, Robert

    Pages 7-27

  • A Song for My Brother

    Paige, Gary D.

    Pages 31-34

  • Robert Paige: Researcher and Teacher

    Mairson, Harry

    Pages 35-36

  • An Appreciation of Bob Paige

    Davis, Martin

    Pages 37-37

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automatic Program Development
Book Subtitle
A Tribute to Robert Paige
Editors
  • Olivier Danvy
  • Fritz Henglein
  • Harry Mairson
  • Alberto Pettorossi
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6585-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6585-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6584-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7674-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 272
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