Integrated Formal Methods: Second International Conference, IFM 2000, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, November 1-3, 2000 Proceedings

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 18, 2000 - Computers - 439 pages
IFM 2000, the second in a series of international conferences on Integrated F- mal Methods, was held at the 18th-century chateau DEGREES of Schloss Dagstuhl, Sa- land, Germany, from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2000. The conference programme consisted of invited talks from Sir Tony Hoare FRS and Wolfram Schulte, along with 22 papers selected from 58 submissions. Applying formal methods may involve the modelling of di erent aspects of a system that are expressed through di erent paradigms. This motivates us to research the combination of di erent viewpoints of a system, either by the creation of hybrid notations, by extending existing notations, by translating between notations, or by incorporating a wider perspective with the innovative use of an existing notation. The integration of formal methods promises great bene ts to systems - delling and software development. Regardless of the approach taken, however, signi cant issues can arise in areas such as semantic integration, the tracta- lity of our notations, the integration of tool support, the integration of proof systems, consistency, and completeness. Issues arise equally in our conceptua- sation of systems at di erent levels of abstraction and the development of these conceptualisations through the process of re nement.
 

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Contents

Assertions
1
StateBased Extension of CASL
3
Linking DC Together with TRSL
25
Formalizing Timing Diagrams as Causal Dependencies for Verification Purposes
45
A Process Compensation Language
61
Activity Graphs and Processes
77
Structuring RealTime ObjectZ Speci cations
97
Towards Practical and Sound Interface Specifications
116
Construction of Finite Labelled Transition Systems from B Abstract Systems
235
Hows Whys and Wherefores
255
Combining Operational Semantics Logic Programming and Literate Programming in the Specification and Animation of the Verilog Hardware Descr...
277
Why Doesnt Anyone Use Formal Methods?
297
How to Write a Healthiness Condition
299
A Concurrent and Compositional Petri Net Semantics of Preemption
318
An Approach to Symbolic Test Generation
338
Behavioral Conformance Verification in an Integrated Approach Using UML and B
358

Cooperation of Formal Methods in an Engineering Based Software Development Process
136
Developing Control Systems Components
156
Specification and Analysis of AutomataBased Designs
176
Structural Refinement in ObjectZ CSP
194
Towards a Unified Development Methodology for SharedVariable Parallel and Distributed Programs
214
Predicate Diagrams for the Verification of Reactive Systems
380
Modular Veri cation for a Class of PLTL Properties
398
Towards Model Checking Stochastic Process Algebra
420
Author Index
440
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