Formal Syntax and Semantics of Java

  • Jim Alves-Foss

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1523)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Formal Grammar for Java

    1. Jim Alves-Foss, Deborah Frincke
      Pages 1-40
  3. Type Soundness

    1. Sophia Drossopoulou, Susan Eisenbach
      Pages 41-80
    2. Don Syme
      Pages 83-118
    3. David von Oheimb, Tobias Nipkow
      Pages 119-156
  4. Semantic Approaches

    1. Pietro Cenciarelli, Alexander Knapp, Bernhard Reus, Martin Wirsing
      Pages 157-200
    2. Jim Alves-Foss, Fong Shing Lam
      Pages 201-240
    3. Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Matthias Felleisen
      Pages 241-269
    4. Pieter H. Hartel, Michael J. Butler, Moshe Levy
      Pages 313-351
    5. Egon Börger, Wolfram Schulte
      Pages 353-404

About this book


Java, undoubtedly, has its roots in embedded systems and the Web. Nevertheless, it is a fully functional high-level programming language that can provide users with a wide range of functionality and versatility. This thoroughly cross-reviewed state-of-the-art survey is devoted to the study of the syntax and semantics of Java from a formal-methods point of view. It consists of the following chapters by leading researchers: Formal Grammar for Java; Describing the Semantics of Java and Proving Type Soundness; Proving Java Type Soundness; Machine-Checking the Java Specification: Proving Type-Safety; An Event-Based Structural Operational Semantics of Multi-Threaded Java Dynamic Denotational Semantics of Java; A Programmer's Reduction Semantics for Classes and Mixins; A Formal Specification of Java Virtual Machine Instructions for Objects, Methods and Subroutines; The Operational Semantics of a Java Secure Processor; A Programmer Friendly Modular Definition of the Semantics of Java.


Java Java-Programming Programming Syntax embedded systems formal grammar formal methods formal specification high-level programming language language program semantics programming programming language semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Alves-Foss
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Secure and Dependable SoftwareUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66158-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48737-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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