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132views more  JSS 2010»
10 years 29 days ago
Formal specification of the variants and behavioural features of design patterns
The formal specification of design patterns is widely recognized as being vital to their effective and correct use in software development. It can clarify the concepts underlying ...
Ian Bayley, Hong Zhu
10 years 5 months ago
A formal approach to object-oriented software engineering
We show how formal specifications can be integrated into one of the current pragmatic object-oriented software development methods. Jacobson's "Object-Oriented Software ...
Martin Wirsing, Alexander Knapp
10 years 5 months ago
On the Use of Visualization in Formal Requirements Specification
A limiting factor in the industrial acceptance of formal specifications is their readability, particularly for large, complex engineering systems. We hypothesize that multiple vis...
Nicolas Dulac, Thomas Viguier, Nancy G. Leveson, M...
92views more  KBS 2006»
10 years 6 months ago
Facilitating formal specification acquisition by using recursive functions on context-free languages
Although formal specification techniques are very useful in software development, the acquisition of formal specification is a difficult task. This paper presents the formal softw...
Haiming Chen, Yunmei Dong
200views more  JOT 2008»
10 years 6 months ago
Applying Model Checking to Concurrent UML Models
We present, in this paper, a framework supporting a formal verification of concurrent UML models using the Maude language. We consider both static and dynamic features of concurre...
Patrice Gagnon, Farid Mokhati, Mourad Badri
142views more  JOT 2008»
10 years 6 months ago
cmUML - A UML based Framework for Formal Specification of Concurrent, Reactive Systems
Complex software systems possess concurrent and reactive behaviors requiring precise specifications prior to development. Lamport's transition axiom method is a formal specif...
Jagadish Suryadevara, Lawrence Chung, R. K. Shyama...
112views more  ENTCS 2006»
10 years 6 months ago
Patterns for Timed Property Specifications
Patterns for property specification enable non-experts to write formal specifications that can be used for automatic model checking. The existing patterns identified in [6] allow ...
Volker Gruhn, Ralf Laue
130views Communications» more  FIW 1998»
10 years 7 months ago
A Heuristic Approach to Detect Feature Interactions in Requirements
We present a method to systematically detect feature interactions in requirements, which are expressed as constraints on system event traces. We show its application on the lift sy...
Maritta Heisel, Jeanine Souquières
10 years 7 months ago
An Automatic Approach to Transform CafeOBJ Specifications to Java Template Code
A software specification is a fundamental work product that represents user’s requirements and developers can use it to further develop a software system. A software specificati...
Chartchai Doungsa-ard, Taratip Suwannasart
10 years 7 months ago
Formal Composition of Distributed Scenarios
Eliciting, modeling, and analyzing the requirements are the main challenges to face up when you want to produce a formal specification for distributed systems. The distribution and...
Aziz Salah, Rabeb Mizouni, Rachida Dssouli, Benoit...