Independent implementability of viewpoints

T.A. Henzinger, D. Nickovic, in:, Conference Proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012, Springer, 2012, pp. 380–395.

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Interface theories provide a formal framework for component-based development of software and hardware which supports the incremental design of systems and the independent implementability of components. These capabilities are ensured through mathematical properties of the parallel composition operator and the refinement relation for components. More recently, a conjunction operation was added to interface theories in order to provide support for handling multiple viewpoints, requirements engineering, and component reuse. Unfortunately, the conjunction operator does not allow independent implementability in general. In this paper, we study conditions that need to be imposed on interface models in order to enforce independent implementability with respect to conjunction. We focus on multiple viewpoint specifications and propose a new compatibility criterion between two interfaces, which we call orthogonality. We show that orthogonal interfaces can be refined separately, while preserving both orthogonality and composability with other interfaces. We illustrate the independent implementability of different viewpoints with a FIFO buffer example.
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Conference proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012
ERC Advanced Grant QUAREM (Quantitative Reactive Modeling), FWF National Research Network RISE (Rigorous Systems Engineering)
380 - 395
Monterey Workshop 2012
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Oxford, UK
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2012-03-19 – 2012-03-21

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Henzinger TA, Nickovic D. Independent implementability of viewpoints. In: Conference Proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012. Vol 7539. Springer; 2012:380-395. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34059-8_20
Henzinger, T. A., & Nickovic, D. (2012). Independent implementability of viewpoints. In Conference proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012 (Vol. 7539, pp. 380–395). Oxford, UK: Springer.
Henzinger, Thomas A, and Dejan Nickovic. “Independent Implementability of Viewpoints.” In Conference Proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012, 7539:380–95. Springer, 2012.
T. A. Henzinger and D. Nickovic, “Independent implementability of viewpoints,” in Conference proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012, Oxford, UK, 2012, vol. 7539, pp. 380–395.
Henzinger TA, Nickovic D. 2012. Independent implementability of viewpoints. Conference proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012. Monterey Workshop 2012, LNCS, vol. 7539, 380–395.
Henzinger, Thomas A., and Dejan Nickovic. “Independent Implementability of Viewpoints.” Conference Proceedings Monterey Workshop 2012, vol. 7539, Springer, 2012, pp. 380–95, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34059-8_20.


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