Issue No. 05 - September (1980 vol. 6)
W.H. Leung , Bell Laboratories
This paper is concerned with the formal specification of program modules which control access to resources shared among concurrent proceses. The concept of state space is defined for such program modules and the formal specification is given in terms of a program module invariant and input-output assertions defined on the state space. Examples are provided to ilustrate the construction of sDecifications with this approach.
state space model, Concurrent processes, control modules, input-output assertion, invariant assertion, program specification, resource sharing
C. Ramamoorthy and W. Leung, "An Approach to Formal Specification of Control Modules," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 6, no. , pp. 485-489, 1980.