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Groote, Jan Friso ; Mathijssen, Aad ; Reniers, Michel ; Usenko, Yaroslav ; van Weerdenburg, Muck

The Formal Specification Language mCRL2

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We introduce mCRL2, a specification language that can be used to specify and analyse the behaviour of distributed systems. This language is the successor of the mCRL specification language. The mCRL2 language extends a timed basic process algebra with the possibility to define and use abstract data types. The mCRL2 data language features predefined and higher-order data types. The process algebraic part of mCRL2 allows a faithful translation of coloured Petri nets and component based systems: we have introduced multiactions and we have separated communication and parallelism.

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  author =	{Jan Friso Groote and Aad Mathijssen and Michel Reniers and Yaroslav Usenko and Muck van Weerdenburg},
  title =	{The Formal Specification Language mCRL2},
  booktitle =	{Methods for Modelling Software Systems (MMOSS)},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Ed Brinksma and David Harel and Angelika Mader and Perdita Stevens and Roel Wieringa},
  number =	{06351},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Specification language, abstract data types, process algebra, operational semantics}

Keywords: Specification language, abstract data types, process algebra, operational semantics
Collection: 06351 - Methods for Modelling Software Systems (MMOSS)
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 11.04.2007

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