EXPOSE: an Animation Tool for Process-Oriented Specifications

Winstanley, Adam C. and Bustard, D.W. (1991) EXPOSE: an Animation Tool for Process-Oriented Specifications. Software Engineering Journal, 6 (6). pp. 463-475. ISSN 0268-6961

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EXPOSE is an animation tool for process-oriented formal specifications of concurrent systems. EXPOSE takes an input the text of a formal specification and, from it, generates static views (interpretations) of the specification structure and dynamic views of the behaviour of the system specified. The views are constructed and explored using the hypermedia facilities of the Apple Macintosh HyperCard system. EXPOSE has been implemented experimentally for LOTOS, but most of the animation concepts and techniques described are relevant to other process-oriented languages, such as CCS and CSP.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Animation; Software requirements and specifications; Hypertext systems; Software tools;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 8082
Identification Number: 10.1049/sej.1991.0045
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Winstanley
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 15:39
Journal or Publication Title: Software Engineering Journal
Publisher: IET
Refereed: Yes

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