Control dependence for extended finite state machines.

Androutsopoulos, Kelly and Clark, David and Harman, Mark and Li, Zheng and Tratt, Laurence (2009) Control dependence for extended finite state machines. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5503 . pp. 216-230. ISSN 0302-9743


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Though there has been nearly three decades of work on program slicing, there has been comparatively little work on slicing for state machines. One of the primary challenges that currently presents a barrier to wider application of state machine slicing is the problem of determining control dependence. We survey existing related denitions, introducing a new denition that subsumes one and extends another. We illustrate that by using this new denition our slices respect Weiser slicing's termination behaviour. We prove results that clarify the relationships between our denition and older ones, following this up with examples to motivate the need for these dierences.

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Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE '09)conference held in York, March 2009.

Awarded 'Best Paper'.

Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Citations on ISI Web of Science:2
ID Code:5898
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