Specifying transaction control to serialize concurrent program executions

Authors Egon Börger
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Editors Yamine Ait-Ameur
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Title Specifying transaction control to serialize concurrent program executions
Booktitle Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z - Proc. ABZ 2014
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes of Computer Science
Volume 8477
ISBN 978-3-662-43651-6
DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-43652-3 13
Month June
Year 2014
Pages 142-157
SCCH ID# 1423
Abstract

We define a programming language independent transaction controller and an operator which when applied to concurrent programs with shared locations turns their behavior with respect to some abstract termination criterion into a transactional behavior. We prove the correctness property that concurrent runs under the transaction controller are
serialisable. We specify the transaction controller TaCtl and the
operator TA in terms of Abstract State Machines. This makes TaCtl applicable to a wide range of programs and in particular provides the possibility to use it as a plug-in when specifying concurrent system components in terms of Abstract State Machines.