Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, VDM, and Z: Third by Egon Börger, Antonio Cisternino, Vincenzo Gervasi (auth.), PDF

By Egon Börger, Antonio Cisternino, Vincenzo Gervasi (auth.), John Derrick, John Fitzgerald, Stefania Gnesi, Sarfraz Khurshid, Michael Leuschel, Steve Reeves, Elvinia Riccobene (eds.)

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This e-book constitutes the complaints of the 3rd overseas convention on summary nation Machines, B, VDM, and Z, which happened in Pisa, Italy, in June 2012. The 20 complete papers offered including 2 invited talks and thirteen brief papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from fifty nine submissions. The ABZ convention sequence is devoted to the cross-fertilization of 5 comparable state-based and machine-based formal tools: summary country Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, VDM, and Z. They percentage a typical conceptual origin and are customary in either academia and for the layout and research of and software program structures. the most aim of this convention sequence is to give a contribution to the mixing of those formal tools, clarifying their commonalities and changes to raised know the way to mix varied ways for achieving a number of the initiatives in modeling, experimental validation and mathematical verification of trustworthy top quality hardware/software systems.

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In a recent and still ongoing MBT project, we have tried to model web applications with Abstract State Machines (ASMs) and use a tool for test generation. Since the used technique is based on model checking [9], one of the main obstacles has been the scalability of the approach and soon we encountered the well known state space explosion problem. Indeed, the problem of the model checking method is that the computational complexity increases in an exponential mode together with the size of the model.

The specification is translated into the language of the model checker; 3. For each test predicate tpi the trap property ¬tpi is proved, where means always. If the model checker finds a state s where tpi is true, it stops and returns as counterexample a state sequence leading to s: such sequence is the test covering tpi . If the model checker explores the whole state space without finding any state where the trap property is false, then the test predicate is said infeasible and it is ignored. , without producing any counterexample), usually because of the state explosion problem.

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Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, VDM, and Z: Third International Conference, ABZ 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 18-21, 2012. Proceedings by Egon Börger, Antonio Cisternino, Vincenzo Gervasi (auth.), John Derrick, John Fitzgerald, Stefania Gnesi, Sarfraz Khurshid, Michael Leuschel, Steve Reeves, Elvinia Riccobene (eds.)


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