Modelchecking non-functional requirements for interface specifications.

Kammueller, Florian and Preibusch, Soren (2008) Modelchecking non-functional requirements for interface specifications. In: European Joint Conference on Theory and Practice of Software, 2008, (Foundations of Interface technologies), 29th March - 6th April, 2008, Budapest. (Unpublished)


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In this paper we present a combination of formal specification and mechanical analysis enabling a simple and flexible development process for interface specifications from requirements. Using the potential of temporal logic for describing non-functional requirements we derive an analysis model from functional requirements. Slightly abusing its original object-oriented incentives we employ the precision and modularity of formal specification in Object-Z for representing interface descriptions. A structure preserving translation of Object-Z specifications to the model checker SMV unifies the temporal logic specification of requirements with the analysis model. The automated verification in SMV supports a feedback loop for a stepwise improvement of the requirement specification and its analysis model. We illustrate this technique on the case study of the safety-critical TWIN elevator system.

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Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
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