Formalizing requirements for distributed systems with trace diagrams

  • Stephan Kleuker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1313)


Graphical formalisms can be useful to bridge the gap between informal requirements written by application experts and formal requirements used by formal methods experts. Trace diagrams are a new graphical formalism that was developed during several case studies in the telecommunications area to express relations between allowed and disallowed sequences of communications. This paper introduces the graphical and textual syntax as well as its formal semantics. It is shown that trace diagrams can easily be extended at the informal and formal level to serve other applications.


Free Variable Line Number Critical Section Regular Language Linear Temporal Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Kleuker
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  1. 1.University of Oldenburg - FB InformatikOldenburgGermany

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