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Some Consideration on Real-Time Behavior of Concurrent Programs
March 1989 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 356-359

Some basic semantic issues of a language for a reliable and provably correct real-time programs are discussed. The language is based on E.W. Dijkstra's guarded commands and on a proposal by V.H. Haase (1981). Haase's proposal is assessed, its semantic consistencies are shown, and corrections are proposed that give a sound basis for a real-time language based on guarded commands.

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Index Terms:
real-time behavior; concurrent programs; semantic issues; real-time programs; guarded commands; real-time language; formal languages; high level languages; parallel programming; program verification; programming theory; real-time systems.
A. Fuggetta, C. Ghezzi, D. Mandrioli, "Some Consideration on Real-Time Behavior of Concurrent Programs," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 356-359, March 1989, doi:10.1109/32.21763
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