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_id: '4477'
abstract:
- lang: eng
text: The assume-guarantee paradigm is a powerful divide-and-conquer mechanism for
decomposing a verification task about a system into subtasks about the individual
components of the system. The key to assume-guarantee reasoning is to consider
each component not in isolation, but in conjunction with assumptions about the
context of the component. Assume-guarantee principles are known for purely concurrent
contexts, which constrain the input data of a component, as well as for purely
sequential contexts, which constrain the entry configurations of a component.
We present a model for hierarchical system design which permits the arbitrary
nesting of parallel as well as serial composition, and which supports an assume-guarantee
principle for mixed parallel-serial contexts. Our model also supports both discrete
and continuous processes, and is therefore well-suited for the modeling and analysis
of embedded software systems which interact with real-world environments. Using
an example of two cooperating robots, we show refinement between a high-level
model which specifies continuous timing constraints and an implementation which
relies on discrete sampling.
acknowledgement: Support for this research was provided in part by the AFOSR MURI
grant F49620- 00-1-0327, and the DARPA SEC grant F33615-C-98-3614, the MARCO GSRC
grant 98-DT-660, the NSF ITR grant CCR-0085949.
alternative_title:
- LNCS
author:
- first_name: Thomas A
full_name: Thomas Henzinger
id: 40876CD8-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
last_name: Henzinger
orcid: 0000−0002−2985−7724
- first_name: Marius
full_name: Minea, Marius
last_name: Minea
- first_name: Vinayak
full_name: Prabhu, Vinayak S
last_name: Prabhu
citation:
ama: 'Henzinger TA, Minea M, Prabhu V. Assume-guarantee reasoning for hierarchical
hybrid systems. In: Vol 2034. Springer; 2001:275-290. doi:10.1007/3-540-45351-2_24'
apa: 'Henzinger, T. A., Minea, M., & Prabhu, V. (2001). Assume-guarantee reasoning
for hierarchical hybrid systems (Vol. 2034, pp. 275–290). Presented at the HSCC:
Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45351-2_24'
chicago: Henzinger, Thomas A, Marius Minea, and Vinayak Prabhu. “Assume-Guarantee
Reasoning for Hierarchical Hybrid Systems,” 2034:275–90. Springer, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45351-2_24.
ieee: 'T. A. Henzinger, M. Minea, and V. Prabhu, “Assume-guarantee reasoning for
hierarchical hybrid systems,” presented at the HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation
and Control, 2001, vol. 2034, pp. 275–290.'
ista: 'Henzinger TA, Minea M, Prabhu V. 2001. Assume-guarantee reasoning for hierarchical
hybrid systems. HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control, LNCS, vol. 2034.
275–290.'
mla: Henzinger, Thomas A., et al. *Assume-Guarantee Reasoning for Hierarchical
Hybrid Systems*. Vol. 2034, Springer, 2001, pp. 275–90, doi:10.1007/3-540-45351-2_24.
short: T.A. Henzinger, M. Minea, V. Prabhu, in:, Springer, 2001, pp. 275–290.
conference:
name: 'HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control'
date_created: 2018-12-11T12:09:03Z
date_published: 2001-03-14T00:00:00Z
date_updated: 2019-08-02T12:38:31Z
day: '14'
doi: 10.1007/3-540-45351-2_24
extern: 1
intvolume: ' 2034'
month: '03'
page: 275 - 290
publication_status: published
publisher: Springer
publist_id: '250'
quality_controlled: 0
status: public
title: Assume-guarantee reasoning for hierarchical hybrid systems
type: conference
volume: 2034
year: '2001'
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