Issue No. 10 - October (1987 vol. 13)
K. Rea , Bell Northern Research, 3 Place du Commerce
An objective methodology for the specification and analysis of communicating processes is presented. It is based on an algebraic theory that is a formalization of a particular state machine model. The approach recognizes the fact that the complexity of system interactions is such that computer aid is not only appropriate but necessary for any practical design methodology.
verification, Algebraic models, analysis, communicating processes, communication protocols, concurrent process specification, distributed systems
R. De B. Johnston and K. Rea, "Automated Analysis of Discrete Communication Behavior," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 13, no. , pp. 1115-1126, 1987.