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Experiments in Translating CSP||B to Handel-C

Authors: Schneider, Steve, Treharne, Helen, McEwan, Alistair A., Ifill, Wilson


This paper considers the issues involved in translating specifications described in the CSP||B formal method into Handel-C. There have previously been approaches to translating CSP descriptions to Handel-C, and the work presented in this paper is part of a programme of work to extend it to include the B component of a CSP||B description. Handel-C is a suitable target language because of its capability of programming communication and state, and its compilation route to hardware. The paper presents two case studies that investigate aspects of the translation: a buffer case study, and an abstract arbiter case study. These investigations have exposed a number of issues relating to the translation of the B component, and have identified a range of options available, informing more recent work on the development of a style for CSP||B specifications particularly appropriate to translation to Handel-C.


Communicating Process Architectures 2008, Peter H. Welch, S. Stepney, F.A.C Polack, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Alistair A. McEwan, G. S. Stiles, Jan F. Broenink, Adam T. Sampson, 2008, pp 115 - 133 published by IOS Press, Amsterdam

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