Formal Methods at the Crossroads. From Panacea to Foundational Support

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November 2003



This volume records the 10th Anniversary Colloquium of UNU/IIST, the Int- nationalInstituteforSoftwareTechnologyoftheUnitedNationsUniversity,held in Lisbon, Portugal, March 18-21, 2002. Armando Haeberer, then Chairman of the board of UNU/IIST, conceived the idea of an international meeting in ce- brationoftheinstitute's10thanniversary. HewasworkinginLisbonatthistime andheproposedtoholdthemeetingthere,notleastbecausethePortugueseg- ernment had been one of the major sponsors of the institute, right from the very beginning. The aim of the meeting, organized by the Board of UNU/IIST, was twofold. First, the institute's research work should be re-assessed and diss- inated. Second, the future role of UNU/IIST's research area, formal methods, should be discussed. Role of Formal Methods. Over at least three decades of development, the c- ception of what role formal methods should play in software engineering seems to have changed dramatically, in?uenced by both advocates and detractors. - ginning with a fundamentalist view that contested the genuineness of any 'n- formal' practice, dismissing it as an inappropriate contribution to the as yet ill-de?ned corpus of so-called software engineering, the conception of what this role should be has apparently evolved to a less naive engineering viewpoint. - day, as these theoretical methods acquire a new maturity and breadth of use, many of their advocates appear to be questioning their direct application by software practitioners, often considering it to be nonmandatory, and sometimes even nonadvisable. It appears that, together with the said maturation of the theoretical results and constructions, the perspective of their role within a far more complex picture of the software development activity has also matured.


In Memoriam Armando Martín Haeberer.- In Memoriam Armando Martín Haeberer.- Work at UNU/IIST.- UNU and UNU/IIST.- Contract-Based Testing.- The Development of the RAISE Tools.- An Algebraic Approach to the VERILOG Programming.- Real-Time Systems Development with Duration Calculi: An Overview.- X2Rel: An XML Relation Language with Formal Semantics.- At the Crossroads.- Where, Exactly, Is Software Development?.- From Formal Techniques to Well-Founded Software Development Methods.- Towards the Verifying Compiler.- A Grand Challenge Proposal for Formal Methods: A Verified Stack.- "What Is an Infrastructure?" Towards an Informatics Answer.- A Formal Basis for Some Dependability Notions.- From Models to Software.- Multi-view Modeling of Software Systems.- An Executable Specification Language Based on Message Sequence Charts.- Graph-Based Models of Internetworking Systems.- Software Development by Refinement.- Formal Methods within a Totally Functional Approach to Programming.- Coordination Technologies for Just-in-Time Integration.- Real-Time Systems.- Real-Time Process Algebra and Its Applications.- Making Timed Automata Communicate.- A Tool Architecture for the Next Generation of Uppaal.- Verification.- Verification by Abstraction.- Combining Decision Procedures.- A Theory of Hints in Model Checking.- Type Systems for Concurrent Programs.


EAN: 9783540205272
ISBN: 3540205276
Untertitel: 10th Anniversary Colloquium of UNU/IIST, the International Institute for Software Technology of The United Nations University, Lisbon, Portugal, March 18-20, 2002, Revised Papers. 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science'. 2003. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 476 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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