Concurrent Metatem as a coordination language
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In the area of concurrent and reactive system design, the use of temporal logic as a formal notation has become widespread. Concurrent MetateM is a language designed to support such systems by allowing the direct execution of temporal specifications. Programs in this language consist of asynchronous, concurrent objects which communicate via broadcast message passing. Each object executes its own temporal specification representing a required behaviour. In this paper we present work on the development of Concurrent MetateM as a coordination language. By using the temporal specifications as a high-level mechanism whereby properties required of coordinated applications can be concisely defined, we show how Concurrent Metatem can be extended to utilize the functionality of an underlying language.
KeywordsTemporal Logic Atomic Formula Safety Property Liveness Property Temporal Formula
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