This volume contains papers on formal system specification. The chapters treat algebraic specification, temporal logic specification, default specifications and deontic logic specification. Applications include information systems, distributed systems, and real-time systems. One of the major themes in the book is the drive to bring formal specification techniques one step further towards realistic applications.
Algebraic specification; temporal specification; active system specification; action reification in object-oriented specifications; defaults in specification; normative specification; system design methods.