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Termination detection, a classical problem in distributed computing, is revisited in the new setting provided by the emerging mobile computing technology. A simple solution tailored for use in ad hoc networks is employed as a vehicle for demonstrating the applicability of formal requirements and design strategies to the new field of mobile computing. The approach is based on well understood techniquest in specification refinement, but the methodology is tailored to mobile applications and helps designers address novel concerns such as the mobility of hosts, transient interactions, and specific coordination constructs. The proof logic and programming notation of Mobile UNITY provide the intellectual tools required to carry out this task.
Roman, Gruia-Catalin; Julien, Christine; and Huang, Qingfeng, "Formal Specification and Design of Mobile Systems" Report Number: WUCS-01-04 (2001). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.