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A Design for verification approach using an embedding of PSL in AsmL


A Design for verification approach using an embedding of PSL in AsmL

Gawanmeh, Amjad, Tahar, Sofiène, Moinudeen, Haja and Habibi, Ali (2007) A Design for verification approach using an embedding of PSL in AsmL. Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, 16 (06). pp. 859-881. ISSN 0218-1266

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218126607004052


In this paper, we propose to integrate an embedding of Property Specification Language (PSL) in Abstract State Machines Language (AsmL) with a top–down design for verification approach in order to enable the model checking of large systems at the early stages of the design process. We provide a complete embedding of PSL in the ASM language AsmL, which allows us to integrate PSL properties as a part of the design. For verification, we propose a technique based on the AsmL tool that translates the code containing both the design and the properties into a finite state machine (FSM) representation. We use the generated FSM to run model checking on an external tool, here SMV. Our approach takes advantage of the AsmL language capabilities to model designs at the system level as well as from the power of the AsmL tool in generating both C# code and FSMs from AsmL models. We applied our approach on the PCI-X bus standard, which AsmL model was constructed from the informal standard specifications and a subsequent UML model. Experimental results on the PCI-X bus case study showed a superiority of our approach to conventional verification.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:Gawanmeh, Amjad and Tahar, Sofiène and Moinudeen, Haja and Habibi, Ali
Journal or Publication:Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1142/S0218126607004052
Keywords:PSL; abstract state machines; AsmL; model checking; PCI-X bus
ID Code:977372
Deposited By: Danielle Dennie
Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 14:49
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44


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