|Advisor:||Edward A. Lee|
To support hierarchical systems, we need to understand how we can compose models which require state rollback with those that do not. Models which require rollback include continuous time models, like Simulink, and hybrid system models. We seek an operational semantics for such interacting systems.
We also seek a denotational semantics for timed discrete-event programming languages, to provide a means for reasoning about the correctness of the individual languages, like VHDL and DEVS. We hope this will allow hidden commonalities of seemingly different timed systems to emerge.
Along these lines, we are studying extensions to dataflow to provide an operational semantics for timed models. This may allow us to extend domain-theoretic results in a meaningful way within this denotational framework.
Last updated 09/29/06