Workshops in Computing

5th Refinement Workshop

Proceedings of the 5th Refinement Workshop, organised by BCS-FACS, London, 8–10 January 1992

Editors: Jones, Cliff, Shaw, Roger C., Denvir, Tim (Eds.)

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Refinement is the term used to describe systematic and formal methods of specifying hard- and software and transforming the specifications into designs and implementations. The value of formal methods in producing reliable hard- and software is widely appreciated by academics and workers in industry, despite the fact that certain research areas, such as the application to industrial-scale problems, are still in their infancy. This volume contains the papers presented at the 5th Refinement Workshop held in London, 8-10 January 1992. Its theme was the theory and practice of software specifications, which is the transformation of formal software specifications into more correct specifications, designs and codes. This has been an important area of research for the last 5 years and the workshop addressed specific issues and problems related to it. Among the topics discussed in this volume are: the role of refinement in software development, parallel designs and implementations, methods and tools for verification of critical properties, refinement and confidentiality, concurrent processes as objects, the compliance of Ada programs with Z specifications and a tactic driven refinement tool. This is the latest refinement workshop proceedings to be published in the Workshops in Computing series (the 3rd and 4th workshops having appeared in 1990 and 1991 respectively). It will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, postgraduate students and research-oriented developers in the computer industry.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Opening Address

    O’Ferrall, Mr Patrick

    Pages 1-2

  • Concurrent Processes as Objects

    Milner, Robin

    Pages 3-3

  • Formalising Dijkstra’s Development Strategy within Stark’s Formalism

    Cau, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 4-42

  • A Recursion Removal Theorem

    Ward, Martin

    Pages 43-69

  • Demonstrating the Compliance of Ada Programs with Z Specifications

    Sennett, C. T.

    Pages 70-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
5th Refinement Workshop
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 5th Refinement Workshop, organised by BCS-FACS, London, 8–10 January 1992
Editors
  • Cliff Jones
  • Roger C. Shaw
  • Tim Denvir
Series Title
Workshops in Computing
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-3550-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-3550-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-19752-2
Series ISSN
1431-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 381
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with the British Computer Society
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