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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 2286-2292
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.2286.2292
 
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A Semantics for the Control Part of Lotos

R. Mekki and B. Messabih

Abstract:
In this study it is proposed a formal semantics for Basic LOTOS (Language Of Temporal Ordering Specification). The subset of LOTOS, where processes interact with each other by pure synchronizations, without exchanging values. In basic LOTOS the expressiveness of all the LOTOS process constructors (operators) can be appreciated without being distracted by interprocess value communication. LOTOS is an FDT generally applicable to distributed, concurrent information processing systems. During the last decade, a lot of works have been devoted to compilation and verification of LOTOS specifications. While using extended Petri nets as tool for compile a subset of LOTOS has already been pointed out. In this research it is proposed to extensively make use of a specific kind of high level Petri nets: the M-nets. Such nets, allowing for compositionality, appear particularly well-suited to give a formal semantics for basic LOTOS.
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How to cite this article:

R. Mekki and B. Messabih, 2008. A Semantics for the Control Part of Lotos. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 2286-2292.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.2286.2292

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.2286.2292

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