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Programming and verifying component ensembles. (English) Zbl 1416.68051
Bensalem, Saddek (ed.) et al., From programs to systems. The systems perspective in computing. ETAPS workshop, FPS 2014, in honor of Joseph Sifakis, Grenoble, France, April 6, 2014. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 8415, 69-83 (2014).
Summary: A simplified version of the kernel language SCEL, that we call SCELlight, is introduced as a formalism for programming and verifying properties of so-called cyber-physical systems consisting of software-intensive ensembles of components, featuring complex intercommunications and interactions with humans and other systems. In order to validate the amenability of the language for verification purposes, we provide a translation of SCELlight specifications into Promela. We test the feasibility of the approach by formally specifying an application scenario, consisting of a collection of components offering a variety of services meeting different quality levels, and by using SPIN to verify that some desired behaviors are guaranteed.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1291.68012].

MSC:
68N30 Mathematical aspects of software engineering (specification, verification, metrics, requirements, etc.)
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
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