Accession Number : ADA272179

Title :   An International Survey of Industrial Applications of Formal Methods. Volume 2. Case Studies

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Craigen, Dan H. ; Gerhart, Susan L. ; Ralston, Theodore J.

PDF Url : ADA272179

Report Date : 30 SEP 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Formal methods are mathematically based techniques, often supported by reasoning tools, that can offer a rigorous and effective way to model, design, and analyze computer systems. The purpose of this study is to evaluate international industrial experience in using formal methods. The cases selected are, we believe, representative of industrial-grade projects and span a variety of application domains. The study had three main objectives: (1) to better inform deliberations within industry and government on standards and regulations; (2) to provide an authoritative record on the practical experience of formal methods to date; and (3) to suggest areas where future research and technology development are needed. This is the second volume of a two volume final report on an international survey of industrial applications of formal methods. In this volume, we provide the details of the 12 case studies. For each of the case studies, we present a case description, summarize the information obtained (from interviews and the literature), provide an evaluation of the case, highlight R&D issues pertaining to formal methods and provide some conclusions. Formal methods, Reasoning tools, System design, Computer systems, Formal specification, Design

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *REGULATIONS, *COMPUTERS, VOLUME, VERIFICATION, CASE STUDIES, STANDARDS, RECORDS, INTERNATIONAL, SURVEYS, REASONING, MODELS, SPECIFICATIONS, TOOLS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE