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Industrial Practice in Formal Methods: A Review

Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Fitzgerald, Dr Peter Larsen



We examine the the industrial application of formal methods using data gathered in a review of 62 projects taking place over the last 25 years. The review suggests that formal methods are being applied in a wide range of application domains, with increasingly strong tool support. Significant challenges remain in providing usable tools that can be integrated into established development processes; in education and training; in taking formal methods from first use to second use, and in gathering and evidence to support informed selection of methods and tools.

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Author(s): Bicarregui JC, Fitzgerald JS, Larsen PG, Woodcock JCP

Editor(s): Cavalcanti, A., Dams, D.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: FM 2009: Formal Methods: Second World Congress

Year of Conference: 2009

Pages: 810-813

Date deposited: 24/09/2010

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-05089-3_52

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783642050886