Understanding Formal Methods

Author: Jean-Francois Monin
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ISBN: 1447100433
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This is an excellent introduction to formal methods which will bring anyone who needs to know about this important topic up to speed. It is comprehensive, giving the reader all the information needed to explore the field of formal methods in more detail. It offers: a guide to the mathematics required; comprehensive but easy-to-understand introductions to various methods; a run-down of how formal methods can help to develop high-quality systems that come in on time, within budget, and according to requirements.

Formal Methods State Of The Art And New Directions

Author: Paul Boca
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ISBN: 9781848827363
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Through fundamental contributions from leading researchers, this volume describes the use of formal modeling methods in the areas of requirements, design and validation. The self-contained chapters provide readers with rich background information and a diverse breadth of specialist material.

Industrial Strength Formal Methods In Practice

Author: Michael G. Hinchey
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ISBN: 1447105230
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Industrial Strength Formal Methods in Practice provides hands-on experience and guidance for anyone who needs to apply formal methods successfully in an industrial context. Each chapter is written by an expert in software engineering or formal methods, and contains background information, introductions to the techniques being used, actual fragments of formalised components, details of results and an analysis of the overall approach. It provides specific details on how to produce high-quality software that comes in on-time and within budget. Aimed mainly at practitioners in software engineering and formal methods, this book will also be of interest to the following groups; academic researchers working in formal methods who are interested in evidence of their success and in how they can be applied on an industrial scale, and students on advanced software engineering courses who need real-life specifications and examples on which to base their work.

Integrated Formal Methods

Author: Jim Davies
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ISBN: 3540732098
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods, IFM 2007, held in Oxford, UK. It addresses all aspects of formal methods integration, including of a process of analysis or design application of formal methods to analysis or design, extension of one method based upon the inclusion of ideas or concepts from others, and semantic integration or practical application.

The Second Nasa Formal Methods Workshop 1992

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Nasa Formal Methods Workshop 1990

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Fme 2001 Formal Methods For Increasing Software Productivity

Author: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF FORMAL METHODS EUROPE 2
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540417915
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium of Formal Methods Europe, FME 2001, held in Berlin, Germany, in March 2001. The 32 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of three invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 72 submissions. Focusing on increasing software productivity, all current aspects in formal methods are covered. Among the application areas addressed are avionics, smart cards, financial engineering, E-commerce, middleware, security, telecommunications, etc.

Industrial Use Of Formal Methods

Author: Jean-Louis Boulanger
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118587847
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At present the literature gives students and researchers of thevery general books on the formal technics. The purpose of this bookis to present in a single book, a return of experience on the usedof the “formal technics” (such proof andmodel-checking) on industrial examples for the transportationdomain. This book is based on the experience of people which arecompletely involved in the realization and the evaluation of safetycritical system software based. The implication of the industrialists allows to raise theproblems of confidentiality which could appear and so allow tosupply new useful information (photos, plan of architecture, realexample).

Fme 2002 Formal Methods Getting It Right

Author: Lars-Henrik Eriksson
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ISBN: 3540439285
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the international symposium Formal Methods Europe, FME 2002, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2002. The 31 revised full papers presented together with three invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 95 submissions. All current aspects of formal methods are addressed, from foundational and methodological issues to advanced application in various fields.

Formal Methods

Author: Jean-Louis Boulanger
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118614372
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Although formal analysis programming techniques may be quiteold, the introduction of formal methods only dates from the 1980s.These techniques enable us to analyze the behavior of a softwareapplication, described in a programming language. It took until theend of the 1990s before formal methods or the B method could beimplemented in industrial applications or be usable in anindustrial setting. Current literature only gives students and researchers very generaloverviews of formal methods. The purpose of this book is to presentfeedback from experience on the use of “formal methods”(such as proof and model-checking) in industrial examples withinthe transportation domain. This book is based on the experience of people who are currentlyinvolved in the creation and evaluation of safety critical systemsoftware. The involvement of people from within the industry allowsus to avoid the usual problems of confidentiality which could ariseand thus enables us to supply new useful information (photos,architecture plans, real examples, etc.). Topics covered by the chapters of this book include SAET-METEOR,the B method and B tools, model-based design using Simulink, theSimulink design verifier proof tool, the implementation andapplications of SCADE (Safety Critical Application DevelopmentEnvironment), GATeL: A V&V Platform for SCADE models andControlBuild. Contents 1. From Classic Languages to Formal Methods, Jean-LouisBoulanger. 2. Formal Method in the Railway Sector & the First ComplexApplication: SAET-METEOR, Jean-Louis Boulanger. 3. The B Method and B Tools, Jean-Louis Boulanger. 4. Model-Based Design Using Simulink – Modeling, CodeGeneration, Verification, and Validation, Mirko Conrad and PieterJ. Mosterman. 5. Proving Global Properties with the Aid of the SIMULINK DESIGNVERIFIER Proof Tool, Véronique Delebarre andJean-Frédéric Etienne. 6. SCADE: Implementation and Applications, Jean-Louis Camus. 7. GATeL: A V&V Platform for SCADE Models, Bruno Marre,Benjamin Bianc, Patricia Mouy and Christophe Junke. 8. ControlBuild, a Development Framework & for ControlEngineering, Franck Corbier. 9. Conclusion, Jean-Louis Boulanger.

Teaching And Learning Formal Methods

Author: C. Neville Dean
Editor: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780123490407
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As computer systems continue to advance, the positions they hold in human society continue to gain power. Computers now control the flight of aircraft, the cooling systems in chemical plants, and feedback loops in nuclear reactors. Because of the vital roles these systems play, there has been growing concern about the reliability and safety of these advanced computers. Formal methods are now widely recognized as the most successful means of assuring the reliability of complex computer systems. Because formal methods are being mandated in more and more international standards, it is critical that engineers, managers, and industrial project leaders are well trained and conversant in the application of these methods. This book covers a broad range of issues relating to the pedagogy of formal methods. The contributors, all acknowledged experts, have based their contributions on extensive experiences teaching and applying formal methods in both academia and industry.The two editors, both well known in this area, propose various techniques that can help to dismiss myths that formal methods are difficult to use and hard to learn. Teaching and Learning Formal Methods will be an indispensable text for educators in the fields of computer science, mathematics, software engineering, and electronic engineering as well as to management and product leaders concerned with trainingrecent graduates. Offers proven methods for teaching formal methods, even to students who lack a strong background in mathematics Addresses the important role that formal methods play in society and considers their growing future potential Includes contributions from several pioneers in the area Features a foreword written by Edsger W. Dijkstra

Formal Methods In Manufacturing

Author: Javier Campos
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466561564
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Illustrated with real-life manufacturing examples, Formal Methods in Manufacturing provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems. Assuming some knowledge of discrete event systems theory, the book first delivers a detailed introduction to the most important formalisms used for the modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems (including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra), explaining the advantages of each formal method. It then employs the different formalisms to solve specific problems taken from today’s industrial world, such as modeling and simulation, supervisory control (including deadlock prevention) in a distributed and/or decentralized environment, performance evaluation (including scheduling and optimization), fault diagnosis and diagnosability analysis, and reconfiguration. Containing chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields, Formal Methods in Manufacturing helps researchers and application engineers handle fundamental principles and deal with typical quality goals in the design and operation of manufacturing systems.

Conference Proceedings On Formal Methods In Software Development

Author: Mark Moriconi
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Formal Methods In Computer Science

Author: Jiacun Wang
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498775357
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This textbook gives students a comprehensive introduction to formal methods and their application in software and hardware specification and verification. It has three parts: The first part introduces some fundamentals in formal methods, including set theory, functions, finite state machines, and regular expressions. The second part focuses on logi

Fm 2006 Formal Methods

Author: Jayadev Misra
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540372156
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This book presents the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Formal Methods, FM 2006, held in Hamilton, Canada, August 2006. The book presents 36 revised full papers together with 2 invited contributions and extended abstracts of 7 invited industrial presentations, organized in topical sections on interactive verification, formal modelling of systems, real time, industrial experience, specification and refinement, programming languages, algebra, formal modelling of systems, and more.

Formal Methods

Author: E.W. Beth
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ISBN: 9401032696
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Many philosophers have considered logical reasoning as an inborn ability of mankind and as a distinctive feature in the human mind; but we all know that the distribution of this capacity, or at any rate its development, is very unequal. Few people are able to set up a cogent argument; others are at least able to follow a logical argument and even to detect logical fallacies. Nevertheless, even among educated persons there are many who do not even attain this relatively modest level of development. According to my personal observations, lack of logical ability may be due to various circumstances. In the first place, I mention lack of general intelligence, insufficient power of concentration, and absence of formal education. Secondly, however, I have noticed that many people are unable, or sometimes rather unwilling, to argue ex hypothesi; such persons cannot, or will not, start from premisses which they know or believe to be false or even from premisses whose truth is not, in their opinion, sufficient ly warranted. Or, if they agree to start from such premisses, they sooner or later stray away from the argument into attempts first to settle the truth or falsehood of the premisses. Presumably this attitude results either from lack of imagination or from undue moral rectitude. On the other hand, proficiency in logical reasoning is not in itself a guarantee for a clear theoretic insight into the principles and foundations of logic.

Applied Formal Methods Fm Trends 98

Author: Dieter Hutter
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540664628
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This volume contains the contributions presented at the International Workshop on Current Trends in Applied Formal Methods organized October 7-9, 1998, in Boppard, Germany. The main objective of the workshop was to draw a map of the key issues facing the practical application of formal methods in industry. This appears to be particularly timely with safety and security issues becoming a real obstacle to industrial software and hardware development. As a consequence, almost all major companies have now set up departments or groups to work with formal methods and many European countries face a severe labour shortage in this new field. Tony Hoare's prediction of the art of software (and hardware) development becoming a proper engineering science with its own body of tools and techniques is now becoming a reality. So the focus of this application oriented workshop was not so much on spe cial academic topics but rather on the many practical aspects of this emerging new technology: verification and validation, and tool support and integration into the software life-cycle. By evaluating the state of the art with respect to industrial applications a discussion emerged among scientists, practising engi neers, and members of regulatory and funding agencies about future needs and developments. This discussion lead to roadmaps with respect to the future of this field, to tool support, and potential application areas and promising market segments. The contributions of the participants from industry as well as from the respective national security bureaus were particularly valuable and highly appreciated.

Formal Methods For Performance Evaluation

Author: Marco Bernardo
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3540725229
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This book presents a set of 11 papers accompanying the lectures of leading researchers given at the 7th edition of the International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems, SFM 2007, held in Bertinoro, Italy in May/June 2007. SFM 2007 was devoted to formal techniques for performance evaluation and covered several aspects of the field.

Modern Formal Methods And Applications

Author: Hossam A. Gabbar
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140204223X
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Formal methods are a robust approach for problem solving. It is based on logic and algebraic methods where problems can be formulated in a way that can help to find an appropriate solution. This book shows the basic concepts of formal methods and highlights modern modifications and enhancements to provide a more robust and efficient problem solving tool. Applications are presented from different disciplines such as engineering where the operation of chemical plants is synthesized using formal methods. Computational biology becomes easier and systematic using formal methods. Also, hardware compilation and systems can be managed using formal methods. This book will be helpful for both beginners and experts to get insights and experience on modern formal methods by viewing real applications from different domains.