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Unifying classes and processes

Cavalcanti, A., Sampaio, A. and Woodcock, J. (2005) Unifying classes and processes. International Journal on Software & Systems Modelling, 4 (3). pp. 277-296. ISSN 1619-1366

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Abstract

Previously, we presented Circus, an integration of Z, CSP, and Morgan’s refinement calculus, with a semantics based on the unifying theories of programming. Circus provides a basis for development of state-rich concurrent systems; it has a formal semantics, a refinement theory, and a development strategy. The design of Circus is our solution to combining data and behavioural specifications. Here, we further explore this issue in the context of object-oriented features. Concretely, we present an object-oriented extension of Circus called OhCircus. We present its syntax, describe its semantics, explain the formalisation of method calls, and discuss our approach to refinement.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2009 17:24
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2009 17:24
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10270-005-0085-2
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Science + Business Media
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10270-005-0085-2
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6426

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