Shankland C, Bryans J & Morel L (2004) Expressing iterative properties logically in a symbolic setting. In: Rattray C, Maharaj S & Shankland C (eds.) Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology: Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3116. Expressing iterative properties logically in a symbolic setting, Stirling, Scotland, 12.07.2004-16.07.2004. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 460-474. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-27815-3_35; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-27815-3_35
Abstract We present a logic for reasoning about state transition systems (LOTOS behaviours) which allows properties involving repeated patterns over actions and data to be expressed, The state transition systems are derived from LOTOS behaviours; however, the logic is applicable to any similar formalism. The semantics of the logic is given with respect to symbolic transition systems, allowing reasoning about data to be separated from reasoning about flow of control. Several motivational examples are included.