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Title: A case study in abstraction using E-LOTOS and the FireWire
Author(s): Shankland, Carron
Verdejo, Alberto
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Keywords: E-LOTOS
IEEE 1394
leader election protocol
formal methods
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2001
Date Deposited: 23-Jan-2013
Citation: Shankland C & Verdejo A (2001) A case study in abstraction using E-LOTOS and the FireWire. Computer Networks, 37 (3-4), pp. 481-502.
Abstract: The proposed ISO standard Enhancements to LOTOS (E-LOTOS) is used to describe the leader election protocol of the IEEE 1394 serial multimedia bus ("FireWire"). The E-LOTOS language facilitates descriptions at several levels of abstraction, therefore a broad understanding of the protocol at an abstract level can be gained before adding more complexity and concrete detail. A secondary aim is to illustrate some of the novel features of E-LOTOS, particularly those for describing real time and parallelism. The specification process is described in some detail, paying particular attention to the general applicability of E-LOTOS to protocol description. Verification techniques and tools for E-LOTOS are considered, and comparisons are drawn between E-LOTOS and other similar formal methods.
DOI Link: 10.1016/S1389-1286(01)00190-6
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