Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems: A Survey of Applications

Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems: A Survey of Applications

Editor(s): Stefania Gnesi, Tiziana Margaria

Published Online: 29 NOV 2012 08:24AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470876183

Online ISBN: 9781118459898

DOI: 10.1002/9781118459898

About this Book

Today, formal methods are widely recognized as an essential step in the design process of industrial safety-critical systems. In its more general definition, the term formal methods encompasses all notations having a precise mathematical semantics, together with their associated analysis methods, that allow description and reasoning about the behavior of a system in a formal manner.

Growing out of more than a decade of award-winning collaborative work within the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems: A Survey of Applications presents a number of mainstream formal methods currently used for designing industrial critical systems, with a focus on model checking. The purpose of the book is threefold: to reduce the effort required to learn formal methods, which has been a major drawback for their industrial dissemination; to help designers to adopt the formal methods which are most appropriate for their systems; and to offer a panel of state-of-the-art techniques and tools for analyzing critical systems.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction and State of the Art

  2. Part II: Modeling Paradigms

    1. Chapter 3

      Requirements of an Integrated Formal Method for Intelligent Swarms (pages 33–59)

      Mike Hinchey, James L. Rash, Christopher A. Rouff, Walt F. Truszkowski and Amy K. C. S. Vanderbilt

  3. Part III: Transportation Systems

  4. Part IV: Telecommunications

    1. Chapter 7

      Practical Applications of Probabilistic Model Checking to Communication Protocols (pages 133–150)

      Marie Duflot, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker, Sylvain Peyronnet, Claudine Picaronny and Jeremy Sproston

  5. Part V: Internet and Online Services

  6. Part VI: Runtime: Testing and Model Learning

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