Context-aware approach for formal verification

Benabbou, Amel and Bahloul, Safia Nait and Philippe, Dhaussy (2016) Context-aware approach for formal verification. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Context-aware Systems and Applications, 3 (7): e2. ISSN 2409-0026

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The Context-aware approach has proven to be an effective technique for software model-checking verification. It focuses on the explicit modelling of environment as one or more contexts. In this area, specifying precise requirement is a challenged task for engineer since often environmental conditions lack of precision. A DSL, called CDL, has been proposed to facilitate the specification of requirement and context. However, such language is still low-level and error prone, difficult to grasp on complex models and assessment about its usability is still mitigated. In this paper, we propose a high level formalism of CDL to facilitate specifying contexts based on interaction overview diagrams that orchestrate activity diagrams automatically transformed from textual use cases. Our approach highlights the boundaries between the system and its environment. It is qualified as model checking context-aware that aims to reduce the semantic gap between informal and formal requirements, hence the objective is to assist and encourage engineers to put sufficient details to accomplish effectively the specification process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Context, Context-awareness, Context-aware verification, Model-checking, Model transformation, Use cases, Interaction overview diagram
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor II.
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 12:44
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 12:44

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