Programming language theory and formal methods
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In this book - we present topics from: formal grammars in programming, programming languages semantics, finite automata, and formal methods and semantics in distributed software. Section 1 focuses on formal methods in programming, describing integrating formal methods in XP (extreme programming) - a conceptual solution, formal methods for commercial, applications issues vs. solutions, why formal methods are considered for safety critical systems, and integration of UML sequence diagram with formal specification methods-a formal solution based on Z. Section 2 focuses on programming languages semantics, describing declarative programming with temporal constraints, in the language CG, Lolisa: formal syntax and semantics for a subset of the solidity programming language in mathematical tool coq, ontology of domains. ontological description software engineering domain - the standard life cycle, guidelines based software engineering for developing software components, intelligent agent based mapping of software requirement specification to design model. Section 3 focuses on finite automata, describing the equivalent conversion between regular grammar and finite automata, controllability, reachability, and stabilizability of finite automata: a controllability matrix method, bounded model checking of ETL cooperating with finite and looping automata connectives, an automata-based approach to pattern matching, tree automata for extracting consensus from partial replicas of a structured document. Section 4 focuses on formal methods and semantics in distributed software, describing building requirements semantics for networked software interoperability, formal semantics of OWL-s with rewrite logic, web semantic and ontology, web services conversation adaptation using conditional substitution semantics of application domain concepts.
Dr. Zoran Gacovski’s current position is a full professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, “Mother Tereza” University, Skopje, Macedonia. His teaching subjects include Software engineering and Intelligent systems, and his areas of research are: information systems, intelligent control, machine learning, graphical models (Petri, Neural and Bayesian networks), and human-computer interaction. Prof. Gacovski has earned his PhD degree at Faculty of Electrical engineering, UKIM, Skopje. In his career he was awarded by Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (2002) for research stay at Rutgers University, USA. He has also earned best-paper award at the Baltic Olympiad for Automation control (2002), US NSF grant for conducting a specific research in the field of human-computer interaction at Rutgers University, USA (2003), and DAAD grant for research stay at University of Bremen, Germany (2008 and 2012). The projects he took an active participation in, are: “A multimodal human-computer interaction and modelling of the user behaviour" (for Rutgers University, 2002-2003) - sponsored by US Army and Ford; “Development and implementation of algorithms for guidance, navigation and control of mobile objects" (for Military Academy – Skopje, 1999-2002); “Analytical and non-analytical intelligent systems for deciding and control of uncertain complex processes" (for Macedonian Ministry of Science, 1995-1998). He is the author of 3 books (including international edition “Mobile Robots”), 20 journal papers, over 40 Conference papers, and he is also a reviewer/ editor for IEEE journals and Conferences.