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Formal Specification of Software

Curriculum Module
This 1987 report introduces formal specification of concurrent software and verification of the consistency between concurrent programs and their specifications.

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number


This module introduces methods for the formal specification of programs and large software systems, and reviews the domains of application of these methods. Its emphasis is on the functional properties of software. It does not deal with the specification of programming languages, the specification of user-computer interfaces, or the verification of programs. Neither does it attempt to cover the specification of distributed systems.