Modern Formal Methods and Applications by Hossam A. GabbarModern Formal Methods and Applications by Hossam A. Gabbar

Modern Formal Methods and Applications

byHossam A. Gabbar

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Formal methods are a robust approach for problem solving. It is based on logic and algebraic methods where problems can be formulated in a way that can help to find an appropriate solution. This book shows the basic concepts of formal methods and highlights modern modifications and enhancements to provide a more robust and efficient problem solving tool.Applications are presented from different disciplines such as engineering where the operation of chemical plants is synthesized using formal methods. Computational biology becomes easier and systematic using formal methods. Also, hardware compilation and systems can be managed using formal methods.This book will be helpful for both beginners and experts to get insights and experience on modern formal methods by viewing real applications from different domains.
The editor is a member of the following societies/associations: SICE, IEEE-SMC, Japan Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan Society of Safety Engineers, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, AIChE, IEE. He serves on the board of PSE, process systems engineering (Japan) and JSSE.
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Title:Modern Formal Methods and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:197 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.01 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048170796

ISBN - 13:9789048170791

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Table of Contents

PREFACE; ABOUT THE EDITOR; ABOUT THE AUTHORS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF FORMAL METHODS; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 Logic; 1.3 Argument & Proofs ; 1.4 Automata Theory; 1.5 Algorithms; 1.6 Logic Programming; 1.7 Formal Languages; 1.8 Conclusion; 1.9 References; 2 FORMAL METHODS FOR PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Process Systems Engineering; 2.3 Why Formal Language? 2.4 Operation Engineering; 2.5 SOP synthesis; 2.6 Meta-Operation for Master Recipe; 2.7 Control Recipe Generation; 2.8 Conclusion; 2.9 References; 3 FORMAL METHODS FOR PRODUCTION CHAIN MANAGEMENT; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Production Chain Operation Framework; 3.3 Formal Representation of OM; 3.4 Case Study Production Chain; 3.5 Conclusions; 3.6 References; 4 FORMALIZING WASTE MANAGEMENT; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Formal Method; 4.3 PSSP Ontology; 4.4 The Universal Properties; 4.5 Central Objects; 4.6 Application to Waste Management; 4.7 What Is Waste Management? 4.8 A Case; 4.9 Discussion; 4.10 Acknowledgement; 4.11 References; 5 FORMAL METHODS FOR MODELING BIOLOGICAL REGULATORY NETWORKS; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Qualitative Dynamics of Biological Regulatory Networks; 5.3 Differential Modelling; 5.4 Fonnal Methods; 5.5 Immunity Control in Bacteriophage Lambda; 5.6 Conclusion; 5.7 Acknowledgements; 5.8 References; 6 FORMAL METHODS FOR SPECIFYING AND ANALYZING COMPLEX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Formal Specification Techniques; 6.3 Formal Methods for Designing Software Architectures; 6.4 Formal Software Architecture Analysis; 6.5 Related Work; 6.6 Concluding Remarks; 6.7 Acknowledgements; 6.8 References; 7 AN ALGEBRAIC APPROACH TO HARDWARE COMPILATION; 7. 1 Introduction; 7.2 A Language of Communicating Processes; 7.3 Compiling Strategy; 7.4 Handshake Protocol; 7.5 Data Processes; 7.6 Control Processes; 7.7 Hardware Device; 7.8 Conclusion; 7.9 References; 8 FORMAL METHODS FOR UML; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 From UML to SMV; 8.3 Verification; 8.4 Related work ; 8.5 Conclusions and Future Lines of Work; 8.6 References; INDEX.