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A timed semantics for the StateMate implementation of statecharts

  • Carsta Petersohn
  • Luis Urbina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1313)

Abstract

The two central simulation algorithms of the StateMate tool for Statecharts are formalized following the most recent description by Harel and Naamad [7]. Our semantics is given in terms of fair and clocked transition systems [15, 12]. The main benefit from providing such formal semantics is that analysis tools developed for these transition systems can now be applied to StateMate specifications. We also discuss typical properties of synchronous languages for our semantics.

Keywords

Transition System Formal Semantic Action Expression Internal Clock State Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsta Petersohn
    • 1
  • Luis Urbina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut fur Informatik and Praktische MathematikChristian-Albrechts-Universität KielKielGermany

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