Theoretical Aspects of Computing - ICTAC 2009: 6th by Zuohua Ding (auth.), Martin Leucker, Carroll Morgan (eds.)

By Zuohua Ding (auth.), Martin Leucker, Carroll Morgan (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the sixth overseas Colloquium on Theoretical facets of Computing, ICTAC 2009 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in August 2009.

The 17 revised complete papers and three revised papers awarded with four invited lectures have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from eighty one submissions. The papers tackle all theoretical elements and methodological problems with computing, similar to software program specification, refinement, verification and checking out, version checking and theorem proving, software program architectures, coordination and have interplay, integration of theories, formal and engineering tools and instruments, types of concurrency, protection, and mobility, parallel, disbursed, and internet-based (grid) computing, real-time, embedded and hybrid platforms, automata conception and formal languages, rules and semantics of languages, logics and their purposes, style and type concept in machine technology, case experiences, theories, instruments and experiments of confirmed structures, service-oriented architectures, in addition to area modelling and domain-specific technology.

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