Duration Calculus: A Formal Approach to Real-Time Systems by Chaochen ZhouDuration Calculus: A Formal Approach to Real-Time Systems by Chaochen Zhou

Duration Calculus: A Formal Approach to Real-Time Systems

byChaochen Zhou, Michael R. Hansen

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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Duration calculus constitutes a formal approach to the development of real-time systems; as an interval logic with special features for expressing and analyzing time durations of states in real-time systems, it allows for representing and formally reasoning about requirements and designs at an appropriate level of abstraction.

This book presents the logical foundations of duration calculus in a coherent and thorough manner. Through selective case studies it explains how duration calculus can be applied to the formal specification and verification of real-time systems. The book also contains an extensive survey of the current research in this field.

The material included in this book has been used for graduate and postgraduate courses, while it is also suitable for experienced researchers and professionals.

Professor ZHOU Chaochen, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Third World Academy of Sciences. Former Director of International Institute for Software Technology, United Nations University. He has had about 30 years research experience in the area of formal techniques for co...
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Title:Duration Calculus: A Formal Approach to Real-Time SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.07 inPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642074049

ISBN - 13:9783642074042

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Interval Logic.- 3. Duration Calculus.- 4. Deadline-Driven Scheduler.- 5. Relative Completeness.- 6. Decidability.- 7. Undecidability.- 8. Model Checking: Linear Duration Invariants.- 9. State Transitions and Events.- 10. Superdense State Transitions.- 11. Neighborhood Logic.- 12. Probabilistic Duration Calculus.- References.- Abbreviations.- Symbol Index.