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An Effective Application of Net-Theory to Communication Protocol Development
Norio SHIRATORI Eun-Seok LEE Ken TERUYA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 1994/10/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Net Theory and Its Applications)
Net-theory, protocol life cycle, FDT, LTS, protocol, FSM, CCS,
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This paper presents an effective application of Net-theory for all the stages of the communication protocol development process. Net-theory provides a basic mathematical model and tool for development of communication protocol. The special usability of Net-theory is that 1) visual representation of the system's stadic/dynamic structure, so that users may easily understand the represented contents, 2) formal specifications based on mathematical basis of Net-theory admit automatic verification, implementation and conformance testing. We have seen that Net-theory which has the above usability can provide a systematic and advanced paradigm for effective communication protocol development.