Automatic Program Development

A Tribute to Robert Paige

  • Olivier Danvy
  • Harry Mairson
  • Fritz Henglein
  • Alberto Pettorossi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robert Paige’s Research: A Retrospective and A Proposal

  3. Robert Paige: Brother, Friend, Colleague

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Gary D. Paige
      Pages 31-34
    3. Harry Mairson
      Pages 35-36
    4. Martin Davis
      Pages 37-37
    5. Helmuth Partsch
      Pages 38-39
    6. Alan Siegel
      Pages 40-42
  4. Contributed Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Yanhong A. Liu, Scott D. Stoller
      Pages 71-92
    3. Elizabeth I. Leonard, Constance L. Heitmeyer
      Pages 93-113
    4. Oege de Moor, David Lacey, Eric Van Wyk
      Pages 114-129
    5. Alberto Pettorossi, Maurizio Proietti, Sophie Renault
      Pages 130-177
    6. Thomas W. Reps, Louis B. Rall
      Pages 178-214
    7. Jules Desharnais, Bernhard Möller
      Pages 215-228
    8. Somesh Jha, Jens Palsberg, Tian Zhao, Fritz Henglein
      Pages 229-246
    9. Douglas R. Smith
      Pages 247-263

About this book


Automatic Program Development is a tribute to Robert Paige (1947-1999), our accomplished and respected colleague, and moreover our good friend, whose untimely passing was a loss to our academic and research community. We have collected the revised, updated versions of the papers published in his honor in the Higher-Order and Symbolic Computation Journal in the years 2003 and 2005.

Among them there are two papers by Bob: (i) a retrospective view of his research lines, and (ii) a proposal for future studies in the area of the automatic program derivation. The book also includes some papers by members of the IFIP Working Group 2.1 of which Bob was an active member. All papers are related to some of the research interests of Bob and, in particular, to the transformational development of programs and their algorithmic derivation from formal specifications. Automatic Program Development offers a renewed stimulus for continuing and deepening Bob's research visions.

A familiar touch is given to the book by some pictures kindly provided to us by his wife Nieba, the personal recollections of his brother Gary and some of his colleagues and friends.


Algorithm Construction Automatic Program Derivation C programming language Program Derivation Systems Program Specialization Program Transformation algorithm algorithms automata development formal specification logic object oriented design programming

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivier Danvy
    • 1
  • Harry Mairson
    • 2
  • Fritz Henglein
    • 3
  • Alberto Pettorossi
    • 4
  1. 1.BRICSUniversity of AarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  3. 3.DIKUUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.DISPUniversity of Roma ‘Tor Vergata’Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6584-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6585-9
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