TY - JOUR
AU - Mari, Federico
AU - Melatti, Igor
AU - Salvo, Ivano
AU - Tronci, Enrico
ED - Luigi Lavazza
PY - 2012//
TI - Synthesizing Control Software from Boolean Relations
T2 - Intern. Journal on Advances in SW
JO - International Journal on Advances in Software
SP - 212
EP - 223
VL - vol. 5, nr 3&4
PB - IARIA
KW - Control Software Synthesis
KW - Embedded Systems
KW - Model Checking
N2 - Many software as well digital hardware automaticsynthesis methods define the set ofimplementations meeting the given systemspecifications with a boolean relation K. Insuch a context a fundamental step in the software(hardware) synthesis process is finding effectivesolutions to the functional equation defined byK. This entails finding a (set of) booleanfunction(s) F (typically represented usingOBDDs, Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams)such that: 1) for all x for which K issatisfiable, K(x, F(x)) = 1 holds; 2) theimplementation of F is efficient with respectto given implementation parameters such as codesize or execution time. While this problem hasbeen widely studied in digital hardware synthesis,little has been done in a software synthesiscontext. Unfortunately, the approaches developedfor hardware synthesis cannot be directly used ina software context. This motivates investigationof effective methods to solve the above problemwhen F has to be implemented with software. Inthis paper, we present an algorithm that, from anOBDD representation for K, generates a C codeimplementation for F that has the same size asthe OBDD for F and a worst case execution timelinear in nr, being n = |x| the number ofinput arguments for functions in F and r thenumber of functions in F. Moreover, a formalproof of the proposed algorithm correctness isalso shown. Finally, we present experimentalresults showing effectiveness of the proposedalgorithm.
SN - 1942-2628
UR - http://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=soft_v5_n34_2012_6
L1 - http://mclab.di.uniroma1.it/publications/papers/federicomari/2012/108_FedericoMari2012.pdf
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