This book presents a fundamental mathematical and logical approach to soft ware and systems engineering. Considering the large number of books de scribing mathematical approaches to program development, it is important to explain what we consider to be the specific contribution of our book, to identify our goals, and to characterize our intended target audience. Most books dealing with the mathematics and logics of programming and system development are mainly devoted to programming in the small. This is in contrast to our book where the emphasis is on modular system development with the help of component specifications with precisely identified interfaces and refinement concepts. Our book aims at systems development carried out in a systematic way, based on a clear mathematical theory. We do not claim that this book presents a full-blown engineering method. In fact, this is certainly not a book for the application-driven software engi neer looking for a practical method for system development in an industrial context. It is much rather a book for the computer scientist and the scientifi cally interested engineer who looks for basic principles of system development and, moreover, its mathematical foundations. It is also a book for method builders interested in a proper mathematical foundation on which they can build a practical development method and industrial-strength support tools.
The RPC-memory specification problem was proposed by Broy and Lamport as a case study in the formal design of distributed and concurrent systems. As a realistic example typical for operating systems and hardware design, the RPC-memory problem was used as the basis for comparing various approaches to formal specification, refinement, and verification. Preliminary solutions were discussed during a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, in September 1994. Then an extensive discussion took place between the referees and authors. Finally 15 thoroughly revised papers were accepted for inclusion in this volume in full detail together with the problem statement and a synopsis.
This volume contains the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2000), which was held on March 23-25, 2000, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The proceedings of the rst two workshops in this series were published by Springer-Verlag, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, as volumes 1386 and 1569. The focus of the Hybrid Systems workshop series is on modeling, control, synthesis, design, and veri cation of hybrid systems. A hybrid system is a th- reticalmodelforacomputercontrolledengineeringsystem,withadynamicsthat evolvesbothinadiscretestatesetandinafamilyofcontinuousstatespaces.- brid systems researchis motivated by, for example, controlof electro-mechanical systems(robots),air tra ccontrol,controlofautomatedfreeways,andchemical process control. The research area of hybrid systems overlaps both with c- puter science and with control theory. The workshop series is intended to foster the interaction between researchers from these elds in addressing problems in this new domain. The scientic program of the workshop consisted of four invited talks and 32 contributed talks. The following researcherspresented invited talks: K. Butts (Ford Research, USA), N. Leveson (MIT, USA), A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (U. California,Berkeley,USA), and B. Williams (MIT, USA). The contributed talks were based on the papers in these proceedings. The program committee, chaired by the editors, selected the 32 contributed papers out of 71 submitted papers. The editors are grateful to the members of theprogramcommitteefortheir generoushelpinthereviewingandtheselection process.
This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC99) to be held March 29- 31, 1999, in the village Berg en Dal near Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The rst workshop of this series was held in April 1998 at the University of California at Berkeley. The series follows meetings that were initiated by Anil Nerode at Cornell University. The proceedings of those meetings were published in the Springer-Verlag LNCS Series, Volumes 736, 999, 1066, 1201, and 1273. The p- ceedings of the rst workshop of the new series was published in LNCS 1386. The focus of the workshop is on modeling, control, synthesis, design, and ve- cation of hybrid systems. A hybrid system is a theoretical model for a computer controlled engineering system, with a dynamics that evolves both in a discrete state set and in a family of continuous state spaces. Research is motivated by, for example, control of electro-mechanical systems (robots), air tra c control, control of automated freeways, and chemical process control. The emerging - search area of hybrid systems overlaps both with computer science and with control theory. The interaction between researchers from these elds is expected to be fruitfull for the development of the area of hybrid systems.
Das hier vorgestellte System wird die Softwareentwicklung revolutionieren: Mit Hilfe von Business Rules können Sie Ihre Geschäftsprozesse so automatisieren, dass Veränderungen, die an einer Stelle vorgenommen werden, schnellstmöglich in anderen Bereichen Berücksichtigung finden. Anders als vergleichbare Bücher, erläutert ´´Building Business Rule Systems´´ nicht nur die Theorie, sondern auch ausführlich die Praxis des Systemdesigns. Der zugehörige Webserver bietet Quelltextbeispiele, Updates zu den Konzepten, Tools und nützliche Links. From a bestselling author and expert a soon-to-be classic on application development. Representing a significant change of focus in software engineering, the business rule approach to application development benefits all decision makers. Managers looking to take advantage of new opportunities will turn to business rules to implement change. IT has already learned the benefits of separating data by processing and managing data as an independent component of systems. A rules-extended development approach does exactly the same thing for business rules: by reducing the amount of code that needs to be written, it shortens the time necessary to implement change. Bestselling author Barbara von Halle (The Handbook of Relational Database Design from Addison Wesley) presents the first book to show in practical, real-world terms how to build applications using business rule concepts and techniques. This authoritative guide will give readers: - Complete guidance for system designers and database managers - The motivation for using the business rule approach - Techniques for discovering and managing rules - Guidance on how to conduct rule analysis - Steps for designing the implementation options of the rules, as well as designing workflow and database components
A growing segment of the market have begun teaching Systems Analysis and Design using an object-oriented approach. This new approach has been widely recognized as the future of the analysis and design market by students and instructors. Building on the well renowned Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World, Third Edition by John Satzinger, Robert Jackson and Stephen Burd, the authors have recreated this object-oriented text for anyone looking for this new approach. All texts are accompanied by a free 120-day trial version of Microsoft Project 2003 to give students a hands-on experience with this new software.
The Information and communication technology (ICT) industry is said to account for 2% of the worldwide carbon emissions a fraction that continues to grow with the relentless push for more and more sophisticated computing equipment, c- munications infrastructure, and mobile devices. While computers evolved in the directionofhigherandhigherperformanceformostofthelatterhalfofthe20thc- tury, the late 1990s and early 2000ssaw a new emergingfundamentalconcern that has begun to shape our day-to-day thinking in system design power dissipation. As we elaborate in Chapter 1, a variety of factors colluded to raise power-ef?ciency as a ?rst class design concern in the designers mind, with profound consequences all over the ?eld: semiconductor process design, circuit design, design automation tools, system and application software, all the way to large data centers. Power-ef?cient System Design originated from a desire to capture and highlight the exciting developments in the rapidly evolving ?eld of power and energy op- mization in electronic and computer based systems. Tremendous progress has been made in the last two decades, and the topic continues to be a fascinating research area. To develop a clearer focus, we have concentrated on the relatively higher level of design abstraction that is loosely called the system level. In addition to the ext- sive coverage of traditional power reduction targets such as CPU and memory, the book is distinguished by detailed coverage of relatively modern power optimization ideas focussing on components such as compilers, operating systems, servers, data centers, and graphics processors.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on System Configuration Management, SCM-8, held in conjunction with ECOOP´98 in Brussels, Belgium, in July 1998. The volume presents 17 revised full papers carefully reviewed and selected for presentation; also included is a tutorial lecture; approximately half of the papers come from industry. The book is divided into sections on industrial experience, experimental systems, product data management and system configuration management, formal approaches, cooperative systems, and Web-based applications.
This book, with the CD-ROM included, is the documentation of a unique collaborative effort in evaluating formal methods for usage under industrial constraints: the major techniques for formally supported specification, design, and verification of large programs and complex systems are applied to a non-trivial and non-academic problem which is typical for industrial informal requirements specifications. The 21 papers included in the book, together with an introduction and competition report, were selected from 33 candidate solutions. This book comes with a CD-ROM containing, besides the printed papers, executable code, full definitions of all parts of the specifications, and detailed descriptions of foundational matters where appropriate.
System Development: A Strategic Framework looks at one of the key issues in the design and development of IT systems: the fact that the bulk of system development projects undertaken will fail to meet originally defined objectives. Using a number of case studies, it analyses the reasons for this poor performance and provides the reader with a pattern of well-defined failure mechanisms which are especially relevant to large, long-term projects. With these established, the book then generates a set of planning procedures and corporate guidelines which will substantially reduce the impact and probability of financial and performance disasters in future projects. Accessible to the professional and non-technical reader, this book will prove invaluable to project managers, development managers, IT controllers, project engineers, and systems analysts as well as MSc and MBA students studying computer system development.