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Practical formal methods in railways - the SafeCap Approach

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alexei Iliasov, Dr Ilya Lopatkin, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD



This paper presents the SafeCap Platform approach to the verification of railway safety properties. We discuss how the hierarchy of formal theories is used to capture the railway domain and interface with verification tools; we explain the contribution of each individual theory to the overall task of safety verification and capacity assessment. Finally, we briefly relate our experience of using two independent verification chains to validate concrete track layouts and control tables against the SafeCap safety theories.

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Author(s): Iliasov A, Lopatkin I, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2014

Pages: 14

Print publication date: 01/01/2014

Source Publication Date: January 2014

Report Number: 1404

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne