Software Abstractions revised edition

Software Abstractions  revised edition

This revised edition updates the text, examples, and appendixes to be fully compatible with Alloy 4.

Author: Daniel Jackson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262528900

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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An approach to software design that introduces a fully automated analysis giving designers immediate feedback, now featuring the latest version of the Alloy language. In Software Abstractions Daniel Jackson introduces an approach to software design that draws on traditional formal methods but exploits automated tools to find flaws as early as possible. This approach—which Jackson calls “lightweight formal methods” or “agile modeling”—takes from formal specification the idea of a precise and expressive notation based on a tiny core of simple and robust concepts but replaces conventional analysis based on theorem proving with a fully automated analysis that gives designers immediate feedback. Jackson has developed Alloy, a language that captures the essence of software abstractions simply and succinctly, using a minimal toolkit of mathematical notions. This revised edition updates the text, examples, and appendixes to be fully compatible with Alloy 4.
Categories: Computers

Software Engineering for Experimental Robotics

Software Engineering for Experimental Robotics

In this section we illustrate the ANYMORPHOLOGY Design Pattern which describes a set of software abstractions used to model robotic mechanisms. The model has been used to develop control applications of both industrial manipulators and ...

Author: Davide Brugali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540689492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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This book reports on the concepts and ideas discussed at the well attended ICRA2005 Workshop on "Principles and Practice of Software Development in Robotics", held in Barcelona, Spain, April 18 2005. It collects contributions that describe the state of the art in software development for the Robotics domain. It also reports a number of practical applications to real systems and discuss possible future developments.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Reliable Software Technologies Ada Europe 2003

Reliable Software Technologies    Ada Europe 2003

3.1 Software Abstractions The course focuses on modularity. Students should be able to design a module structure from a given problem statement, and design adequate module interfaces. Thus, the course elaborates on the notion of ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Rosen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540403760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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The refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies, Ada-Europe 2003, held in Toulouse, France in June 2003. The 29 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Ravenscar, language issues, static analysis, distributed information systems, software metrics, software components, formal specification, real-time kernel, software testing, and real-time systems design.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Social and Economic Change with Information Technology

Managing Social and Economic Change with Information Technology

SRE to reverse engineer software abstractions from the application software . The application engineer then compares these Interface Between SRE and SEE software abstractions to the specifications for the new application , verifying ...

Author: Information Resources Management Association. International Conference

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1878289268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 551

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Many experts believe that through the utilization of information technology, organizations can better manage social and economic change. This book investigates the challenges involved in the use of information technologies in managing these changes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Scientific Software Design

Scientific Software Design

As noted on the Sundance home page, this lets software abstractions resemble blackboard abstractions. Users of these ADTs can write ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and PDEs formally in a manner that closely resembles their ...

Author: Damian Rouson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139498784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

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The authors analyze how the structure of a package determines its developmental complexity according to such measures as bug search times and documentation information content. The work presents arguments for why these issues impact solution cost and time more than does scalable performance. The final chapter explores the question of scalable execution and shows how scalable design relates to scalable execution. The book's focus is on program organization, which has received considerable attention in the broader software engineering community, where graphical description standards for modeling software structure and behavior have been developed by computer scientists. These discussions might be enriched by engineers who write scientific codes. This book aims to bring such scientific programmers into discussion with computer scientists. The authors do so by introducing object-oriented software design patterns in the context of scientific simulation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Java for Artists

Java for Artists

These abstractions will appear at or near the top of the software module hierarchy. Refer again to the naval fleet class hierarchy shown in figure 24-7. The Vessel, Weapon, and Plant abstract base classes serve as the foundation for all ...

Author: Rick Miller

Publisher: Pulp Free Press

ISBN: 9781932504057

Category: Computers

Page: 800

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Java For Artists: The Art, Philosophy, and Science of Object-Oriented Programming is a Java programming language text/tradebook that targets beginner and intermediate Java programmers.
Categories: Computers

C for Artists

C  for Artists

These abstractions will appear at or near the top of the software module hierarchy. Refer again to the naval fleet class hierarchy shown in Figure 23-7. The Vessel, Weapon, and Plant abstract base classes serve as the foundation for ...

Author: Rick Miller

Publisher: Pulp Free Press

ISBN: 9781932504071

Category: Computers

Page: 750

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Categories: Computers

Verification of Infinite state Systems with Applications to Security

Verification of Infinite state Systems with Applications to Security

Abstraction techniques are therefore considered to be of increased importance for verifying software. Abstraction techniques reduce the state space during verification essentially by ignoring details of the system description (variables ...

Author: Edmund Clarke

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781586035709

Category: Science

Page: 235

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"The recent years have brought a number of advances in the development of infinite state verification, using techniques such as symbolic or parameterized representations, symmetry reductions, abstractions, constraint-based approaches, combinations of model checking and theorem proving. The active state of research on this topic provides a good time-point to increase impact by bringing together leading scientists and practitioners from these individual approaches. This volume gives an overview of the current research directions and provides information for researchers interested in the development of mathematical techniques for the analysis of infinite state systems."
Categories: Science

Computer Science

Computer Science

While these abstractions may correspond to discrete software components (the analog of physical parts), this is not necessarily the case. So, for example, a computer scientist might create an abstraction for the software that computes a ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309093019

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field provides a concise characterization of key ideas that lie at the core of computer science (CS) research. The book offers a description of CS research recognizing the richness and diversity of the field. It brings together two dozen essays on diverse aspects of CS research, their motivation and results. By describing in accessible form computer science’s intellectual character, and by conveying a sense of its vibrancy through a set of examples, the book aims to prepare readers for what the future might hold and help to inspire CS researchers in its creation.
Categories: Computers

Computational Science ICCS 2002

Computational Science     ICCS 2002

In this paper we address software abstractions that make mixed finite element as easy to program with as conventional finite elements. Furthermore, we address software abstractions for easy programming of preconditioners utilizing the ...

Author: Peter M.A. Sloot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540435945

Category: Computers

Page: 1230

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Computational Science is the scientific discipline that aims at the development and understanding of new computational methods and techniques to model and simulate complex systems. The area of application includes natural systems - such as biology environ mental and geo-sciences, physics, and chemistry - and synthetic systems such as electronics and financial and economic systems. The discipline is a bridge bet ween 'classical' computer science - logic, complexity, architecture, algorithm- mathematics, and the use of computers in the aforementioned areas. The relevance for society stems from the numerous challenges that exist in the various science and engineering disciplines, which can be tackled by advances made in this field. For instance new models and methods to study environmental issues like the quality of air, water, and soil, and weather and climate predictions through simulations, as well as the simulation-supported development of cars, airplanes, and medical and transport systems etc. Paraphrasing R. Kenway (R.D. Kenway, Contemporary Physics. 1994): 'There is an important message to scientists, politicians, and industrialists: in the future science, the best industrial design and manufacture, the greatest medical progress, and the most accurate environmental monitoring and forecasting will be done by countries that most rapidly exploit the full potential of computational science'. Nowadays we have access to high-end computer architectures and a large range of computing environments, mainly as a consequence of the enormous sti mulus from the various international programs on advanced computing, e.g.
Categories: Computers