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Analyzing the dynamics of a Z specification

By P. Ciancarini and C. Mascolo

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We present a method for analyzing the dynamics of a Z document describing a non-sequential system. First a formal operational semantics based on the chemical metaphor is given to Z. Then, some Unity-like temporal logic constructs are defined on such a formal operational semantics in order to allow the specification and analysis of dynamic and temporal properties of concurrent systems, such as safety and liveness properties

Publisher: Springer Verlag
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.1007/3-540-61697-7_13
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.ucl.ac.uk.OAI2:801
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