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Issue No. 09 - September (1990 vol. 16)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 993-1004
<p>How a mechanized tool for reasoning about CSP (communicating sequential processes) can be developed by customizing an existing general-purpose theorem prover based on higher-order logic is described. How the trace semantics of CSP operators can be mechanized in higher-order logic is investigated, and how the laws associated with these operators can be proved from their semantic definitions is shown. The resulting system is one in which natural-deduction style proofs can be conducted using the standard CSP laws.</p>
mechanising CSP trace theory; higher order logic; communicating sequential processes; general-purpose theorem prover; formal logic; formal specification; theorem proving.

A. Camilleri, "Mechanizing CSP Trace Theory in Higher Order Logic," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 16, no. , pp. 993-1004, 1990.
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