Rapid Property Specification and Checking for Model-Based Formalisms

TitleRapid Property Specification and Checking for Model-Based Formalisms
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBalasubramanian, D., G. Pap, H. Nine, G. Karsai, M. Lowry, C. Pasareanu, and T. Pressburger
Conference NameIEEE International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping
Date Published05/2011
Conference LocationKarlsruhe, Germany

In model-based development, verification techniques can be used to check whether an abstract model satisfies a set of properties. Ideally, implementation code generated from these models can also be verified against similar properties. However, the distance between the property specification languages and the implementation makes verifying such generated code difficult. Optimizations and renamings can blur the correspondence between the two, further increasing the difficulty of specifying verification properties on the generated code. This paper describes methods for specifying verification properties on abstract models that are then checked on implementation level code. These properties are translated by an extended code generator into implementation code and special annotations that are used by a software model checker.

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