An automatic abstraction technique for verifying featured, parameterised systems

Calder, M. and Miller, A. (2004) An automatic abstraction technique for verifying featured, parameterised systems. In: ISOLA: International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Cyprus, Greece, 30 Oct - 2 Nov 2004, pp. 227-234.

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A general technique combining model checking and abstraction is presented that allows property based analysis systems consisting of an <i>arbitrary</i> number of featured components. We show how parameterised systems can be specified in a <i>guarded command</i> form with constraints placed on the variables which occur in guards. We prove that the results that hold for a small number of components can be shown to scale up. We then show how featured systems can be specified in a similar way, by relaxing the constraints on the guards. The main result is a generalisation theorem for featured systems which we apply to two well known examples.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Calder, Professor Muffy and Miller, Professor Alice
Authors: Calder, M., and Miller, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors

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