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Formal Verification of Signalling Programs with SafeCap

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alexei Iliasov, Dr Linas Laibinis, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer, 2018.

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SafeCap is a modern toolkit for modelling, simulation and formal verification of railway networks. This paper discusses the use of SafeCap for formal analysis and fully-automated scalable safety verification of solid state interlocking (SSI) programs - a technology at the heart of many railway signalling solutions. The focus of the work is on making it easy for signalling engineers to use the developed technology and thus to help with its smooth industrial deployment. In this paper we explain the formal foundations of the proposed method, its tool support, and their application to real life railway verification problems.

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Author(s): Iliasov A, Taylor D, Laibinis L, Romanovsky A

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 37th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, & Security

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 91-106

Online publication date: 21/08/2018

Acceptance date: 05/06/2018

Date deposited: 07/06/2018

Publisher: Springer


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Series Title: LNCS

ISBN: 9783319991306