Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science: 17th Conference, Kharagpur, India, December 18-20, 1997. Proceedings, Volume 17

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science, FSTTCS'97. The 18 revised full papers presented were selected from a total of 68 submissions. Also included are five invited papers by Ed Clarke, Deepak Kapur, Madhu Sudan, Vijaya Ramachandran, and Moshe Vardi. Among the topics addressed are concurrency, Petri nets, graph computations, program verification, model checking, recursion theory, rewriting, and error-correcting codes.
 

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Contents

A general purpose sharedmemory model for parallel computation
1
Approximating geometric domains through yopological yriangulations
6
Solving some discrepancy problems in NC
22
Exact and asymptotic bounds
37
Model checking
54
Recursion versus iteration at higherorders
57
Compilation and equivalence of imperative objects
74
On the expressive power of rewriting
88
Algorithmic issues in coding theory
184
Sharper results on the expressive power of generalized quantifiers
200
Improved lowness results for solvable blackbox group problems
220
On resourcebounded measure and pseudorandomness
235
Verification of open systems
250
Hoarestyle compositional proof systems for reactive shared variable concurrency
267
A simple characterization of stuttering bisimulation
284
General refinement for high level petri nets
297

SRT Division
103
On the complexity of parallel implementation of logic programs
123
An abductive semantics for disjunctive logic programs and its proof procedure
138
AssumptionCommitment in automata
153
Compositional design of multitolerant repetitive byzantine agreement
169
Polynomialtime manyone reductions for Petri nets
312
Computing reachability properties hidden in finite net Unfoldings
327
Author Index
343
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