A compositional method for the top-down design of real-time systems

J.J.M. Hooman

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To specify and verify real-time systems, we consider a formalism based on Hoare triples (precondition, program, postcondition) which are extended with a third assertion, called commitment, to express the real-time communication interface of the program. In this paper we axiomatize concurrent programs that communicate by means of a common bus. To support top-down program Verification we formulate a compositional proof system for these extended Hoare triples. The method as illustrated by a distributed arbitration protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Euromicro Workshop on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS'92, Athens, Greece, June 3-5, 1992)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)0-8186-2815-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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