Article

A case study in abstraction using E-LOTOS and the FireWire

Citation

Shankland C & Verdejo A (2001) A case study in abstraction using E-LOTOS and the FireWire. Computer Networks, 37 (3-4), pp. 481-502. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1389-1286%2801%2900190-6

Abstract
The proposed ISO standard Enhancements to LOTOS (E-LOTOS) is used to describe the leader election protocol of the IEEE 1394 serial multimedia bus ("FireWire"). The E-LOTOS language facilitates descriptions at several levels of abstraction, therefore a broad understanding of the protocol at an abstract level can be gained before adding more complexity and concrete detail. A secondary aim is to illustrate some of the novel features of E-LOTOS, particularly those for describing real time and parallelism. The specification process is described in some detail, paying particular attention to the general applicability of E-LOTOS to protocol description. Verification techniques and tools for E-LOTOS are considered, and comparisons are drawn between E-LOTOS and other similar formal methods.

Keywords
E-LOTOS; IEEE 1394; leader election protocol; formal methods

Journal
Computer Networks: Volume 37, Issue 3-4

StatusPublished
Publication date05/11/2001
Date accepted by journal22/02/2001
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10743
PublisherElsevier
ISSN1389-1286