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Engineering formal requirements: analysis and testing

Ciancarini, P; Cimato, S; Mascolo, C; (1996) Engineering formal requirements: analysis and testing. In: UNSPECIFIED (385 - 392). KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INSTITUTE

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Abstract

We introduce a method for formal analysis and symbolic testing of behavioral aspects of Z specifications. We start defining a (chemical) operational semantics, which supports an abstract execution model and some new constructs to allow the verification of dynamic properties. Moreover, using such a semantics, we have built a parallel animator of Z specifications which automatically constructs distributed prototypes directly from a (refined) specification: such a tool makes effectively observable concurrent behaviors of the Z requirements specification.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Engineering formal requirements: analysis and testing
ISBN:0-9641699-3-2
Keywords:SPECIFICATIONS
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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