Non-monotonic modelling from initial requirements: a proposal and comparison with monotonic modelling methods

J. Marincic, Angelika H. Mader, H. Wupper, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    Abstract

    Researchers make a significant effort to develop new modelling languages and tools. However, they spend less effort developing methods for constructing models using these languages and tools. We are developing a method for building an embedded system model for formal verification. Our method provides guidelines to build a model and to construct a correctness argument. We start from a high-level formula stating that a plant (a device that performs a task) and its control should satisfy requirements. As our knowledge about the system grows, we refine this formula and the model gradually, in a stepwise non-monotonic process, until we have a description that can be formally verified. In this paper we explain our method on a simple example and compare it briefly with two other methods: requirements progression and the goal-oriented KAOS approach. The requirements progression is an extension of a problem frames approach. The KAOS method is also based on problem frames, but introduces new concepts for describing a system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIWAAPF '08: Proceedings of the 3rd international workshop on Applications and advances of problem frames
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages67-73
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-020-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event3rd International Workshop on Applications and Advances of Problem Frames, IWAAP 2008 - Leipzig, Germany
    Duration: 10 May 200810 May 2008

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherACM
    Number69160R

    Workshop

    Workshop3rd International Workshop on Applications and Advances of Problem Frames, IWAAP 2008
    Period10/05/0810/05/08
    Other10 May 2008

    Keywords

    • EWI-12136
    • IR-64690
    • METIS-250917
    • SCS-Services

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