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Constructing Correct Reactive Systems


Cristina (Cerschi) Seceleanu



Start time:

2006-07-03 11:00

End time:

2006-07-03 12:00



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Cristina is one of the candidates for a PROGRESS-funded PostDoc-position. --------------------------------- Abstract of talkThe challenges of designing reactive systems, which are supposed to maintain an ongoing interaction with a possibly unpredictable environment, stem from the need of ensuring the correctness of the design at the earliest stage possible. An increasingly appealing mathematical approach towards accomplishing this goal is formal system construction. While enjoying the advantages of a rigorous development process, it also frees the designer from the burden of taking into account implementation details, from the beginning.In this talk, we present a formal methodology that aims at constructing correct reactive systems. Our work lies in the area of computerized systems that combine aspects of discrete control, continuous data values and real-time constraints. We address the issues from the perspective of a logical framework called refinement calculus. The results are described in terms of various forms of the so-called action systems.