Hierarchical states in the compositional interchange format

H. Beohar, D.E. Nadales Agut, D.A. Beek, van, P.J.L. Cuijpers

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CIF is a language designed for two purposes, namely as a specification language for hybrid systems and as an interchange format for allowing model transformations between other languages for hybrid systems. To facilitate the top-down development of a hybrid system and also to be able to express models more succinctly in the CIF formalism, we need a mechanism for stepwise refinement. In this paper, we add the notion of hierarchy to a subset of the CIF language, which we call hCIF¿ . The semantic domain of the CIF formalism is a hybrid transition system, constructed using structural operational semantics. The goal of this paper is to present a semantics for hierarchy in such a way that only the SOS rules for atomic entities in hCIF¿ are redesigned in comparison to CIF . Furthermore, to be able to reuse existing tools like simulators of the CIF language, a procedure to eliminate hierarchy from an automaton is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeventh Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (SOS'10, Paris, France, August 30, 2010)
EditorsL. Aceto, P. Sobocinski
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameElectronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2075-2180


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