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Formal verification of ASMs using MDGs


Formal verification of ASMs using MDGs

Gawanmeh, A., Tahar, Sofiène and Winter, K. (2008) Formal verification of ASMs using MDGs. Journal of Systems Architecture, 54 (1-2). pp. 15-34. ISSN 13837621

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We present a framework for the formal verification of abstract state machine (ASM) designs using the multiway decision graphs (MDG) tool. ASM is a state based language for describing transition systems. MDG provides symbolic representation of transition systems with support of abstract sorts and functions. We implemented a transformation tool that automatically generates MDG models from ASM specifications. Then formal verification techniques provided by the MDG tool, such as model checking or equivalence checking, can be applied on the generated models. We illustrate this work with the case study of an ATM switch controller, in which behavior and structure were specified in ASM and, using our ASM-MDG facility, are successfully verified with the MDG tool.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:Gawanmeh, A. and Tahar, Sofiène and Winter, K.
Journal or Publication:Journal of Systems Architecture
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.sysarc.2007.03.007
Keywords:Formal verification; Abstract state machines; Multiway decision graphs; Model checking
ID Code:977371
Deposited By: Danielle Dennie
Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 14:41
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44


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