Applicable to any problem that requires a finite number of solutions, finite state-based models (also called finite state machines or finite state automata) have found wide use in various areas of computer science and engineering. Handbook of Finite State Based Models and Applications provides a complete collection of introductory materials on finite state theories, algorithms, and the latest domain applications. For beginners, the book is a handy reference for quickly looking up model details. For more experienced researchers, it is suitable as a source of in-depth study in this area.
The book first introduces the fundamentals of automata theory, including regular expressions, as well as widely used automata, such as transducers, tree automata, quantum automata, and timed automata. It then presents algorithms for the minimization and incremental construction of finite automata and describes Esterel, an automata-based synchronous programming language for embedded system software development.
Moving on to applications, the book explores regular path queries on graph-structured data, timed automata in model checking security protocols, pattern matching, compiler design, and XML processing. It also covers other finite state-based modeling approaches and applications, including Petri nets, statecharts, temporal logic, and UML state machine diagrams.
Table of Contents
Finite Automata, Rana Barua and Kishan Chand Gupta
Large-Scale Regular Expression Matching on FPGA, Yi-Hua E. Yang and Viktor K. Prasanna
Finite State Transducers, Javier Baliosian and Dina Wonsever
Tree Automata, Olivier Gauwin
Timed Automata, Jun Sun, Yang Liu, and Jin Song Dong
Quantum Finite Automata, Daowen Qiu, Lvzhou Li, Paulo Mateus, and Jozef Gruska
Finite Automata Minimization, Marco Almeida, Nelma Moreira, and Rogério Reis
Incremental Construction of Finite-State Automata, Jan Daciuk
Esterel and the Semantics of Causality, Mohammad Reza Mousavi
Regular Path Queries on Graph-Structured Data, Alex Thomo and S. Venkatesh
Applying Timed Automata to Model Checking of Security Protocols, Mirosław Kurkowski and Wojciech Penczek
Optimal Adaptive Pattern-Matching Using Finite State Automata, Nadia Nedjah and Luiza de Macedo Mourelle
Finite State Automata in Compilers, Yang Zhao
Finite State Models for XML Processing, Murali Mani
Petri Nets, Jiacun Wang
Statecharts, Hanlin Lu and Sheng Yu
Model Checking, Zhenhua Duan and Cong Tian
System Modeling with UML State Machines, Omar El Ariss and Dianxiang Xu
Jiacun Wang is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Dr. Wang is a senior member of IEEE and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part C. His research interests include software engineering, discrete event systems, formal methods, wireless networking, and real-time distributed systems.