Towards a Formal Treatment of Implicit Invocation using Rely-Guarantee Reasoning
Jurgen Dingel, David Garlan, Somesh Jha, and David Notkin
Formal Aspects of Computing, 10:193-213, 1998.
|Implicit invocation has become an important architectural style for large-scale system design and evolution. This paper addresses the lack of specification and verification formalisms for such systems. A formal computational model for implicit invocation is presented. We develop a verification framework for implicit invocation that is based on Jones' rely/guarantee reasoning for concurrent systems. The application of the framework is illustrated with several examples. The merits and limitations of the rely/guarantee paradigm in the context of implicit invocation systems are also discussed.|
|Implicit invocation, rely/guarantedd reasoning, assumption/commitment reasoning, formal methods, software architecture|
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