Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology

8th International Conference, AMAST 2000 Iowa City, Iowa, USA, May 20–27, 2000 Proceedings

  • Teodor Rus
Conference proceedings AMAST 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1816)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Education Day

  3. Technical Meetings

    1. Session 1

    2. Session 2

      1. Manfred Broy, Martin Wirsing
        Pages 89-118
      2. Eric Van Wyk
        Pages 119-134
      3. Martin Erwig
        Pages 135-149
      4. Bart Jacobs, Erik Poll
        Pages 150-164
      5. Christine Choppy, Pascal Poizat, Jean-Claude Royer
        Pages 165-180
      6. Patricia M. Hill, Fausto Spoto
        Pages 181-196
    3. Session 3

      1. Nadia Busi, Roberto Gorrieri, Gianluigi Zavattaro
        Pages 198-212
      2. Colin J. Fidge
        Pages 213-227
      3. Simone Tini, Andrea Maggiolo-Schettini
        Pages 228-242

About these proceedings


The AMAST movement was initiated in 1989 with the First International C- ference on Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (AMAST), held on May 21{23in Iowa City, Iowa,and aimed at setting the development of software technology on a mathematical basis. The virtue of the software technology en- sioned by AMAST is the capability to produce software that has the following properties: (a) it is correct and its correctness can be proved mathematically, (b) it is safe, such that it can be used in the implementation of critical systems, (c) it is portable, i. e. , it is independent of computing platforms and language generations, and (d) it is evolutionary, i. e. , it is self-adaptable and evolves with the problem domain. Ten years later a myriad of workshops, conferences, and researchprogramsthat sharethe goalsof the AMAST movementhaveoccurred. This can be taken as proof that the AMAST vision is right. However, often the myriad of workshops, conferences, and research programs lack the clear obj- tives and the coordination of their goals towards the software technology en- sioned by AMAST. This can be taken as a proof that AMAST is still necessary.


Abstract State Machines Algebraic Methods Algebraic State Machines Formal Methods Java Mathematical Software Construction Process Algebras Program Semantics Software Design Software Development Unified Modeling Language (UML) algebra concurrency formal method

Editors and affiliations

  • Teodor Rus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67530-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45499-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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