Formalizing statecharts using hierarchical automata
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We formalize in Isabelle/HOL the abtract syntax and a synchronous step semantics for the specification language Statecharts. The formalization is based on Hierarchical Automata which allow a structural decomposition of Statecharts into Sequential Automata. To support the composition of Statecharts, we introduce calculating operators to construct a Hierarchical Automaton in a stepwise manner. Furthermore, we present a complete semantics of Statecharts including a theory of data spaces, which enables the modelling of racing effects. We also adapt CTL for Statecharts to build a bridge for future combinations with model checking. However the main motivation of this work is to provide a sound and complete basis for reasoning on Statecharts. As a central meta theorem we prove that the well-formedness of a Statechart is preserved by the semantics.
(Abstract as appears of publisher website)
|Research Areas:||A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
|Depositing User:||Dr Florian Kammueller|
|Date Deposited:||25 May 2012 11:57|
|Last Modified:||18 Mar 2015 11:15|
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