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Reactive systems: a powerful paradigm for modelling and analysis from engineering to biology
18 November, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
A reactive system is a dynamic system that evolves in time by reacting to external events. Hardware components and software processes are reactive systems that interact with each other and with their physical environment. Computer science has developed powerful models, theories, algorithms, and tools for analyzing and predicting the behavior of reactive systems.
These techniques are based on mathematical logic, theory of computation, programming languages, and game theory. They were originally developed to let us build a more dependable computer infrastructure, but their utility transcends computer science. For example, both an aircraft and a living organism are complex reactive systems. Our understanding and the design of such systems can benefit greatly from reactive modeling and analysis techniques such as execution, composition, and abstraction.