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Title: Automated analysis of real-time software properties
Author: Gorry, Benjamin John McEwan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3624 0100
Awarding Body: Heriot-Watt University
Current Institution: Heriot-Watt University
Date of Award: 2007
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Testing is the traditional method of showing correctness of real-time software systems but can prove expensive in terms of time and resources. Formal approaches to real-time verification have fallen short. Reasons for this are: • formal models have to be manually constructed, • the level of expertise required to develop tractable models can be considerable, • it can be difficult to gather accurate timing information for the system being analysed, and • it can often be difficult to relate the results from analysis to sections of system source code. A multi-perspective annotation-driven approach called PARTES is presented. PARTES extracts functional and timing information from source code. This information is then used to develop Promela models for analysis with SPIN, and CSPL models which are subjected to sensitivity analysis via SPNP. The results from analysis can be related directly back to annotated sections of source code. , The analysis identifies any potentially problematic timing areas within a system, aiming to inform testing and reduce the amount of resources required during testing.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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