Towards an ASM thesis for reflective sequential algorithms

Autoren Flavio Ferrarotti
Loredana Tec
Jose Maria Turull Torres
Editoren Michael Butler
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Atif Mashkoor
Miklós Biró
TitelTowards an ASM thesis for reflective sequential algorithms
BuchtitelAbstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z - Proc. ABZ 2016
Typin Konferenzband
VerlagSpringer
SerieLecture Notes in Computer Science
Band9676
ISBN978-3-319-33599-5
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-33600-8_16
MonatMay
Jahr2016
Seiten244-249
SCCH ID#1618
Abstract

Starting from Gurevich's thesis for sequential algorithms (the so-called \sequential ASM thesis"), we propose a characterization of the behaviour of sequential algorithms enriched with reflection. That is, we present a set of postulates which we conjecture capture the fundamental properties of reflective sequential algorithms (RSAs). Then we discuss the plausibility of an ASM thesis for the class of RSAs, defining a model of abstract state machine (which we call reflective ASM) that we conjecture captures the class of RSAs as defined by our postulates.