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Harnessing rCOS for tool support – the CoCoME experience. (English) Zbl 1151.68380
Jones, Cliff B. (ed.) et al., Formal methods and hybrid real-time systems. Essays in honour of Dines Bjørner and Zhou Chaochen on the occasion of their 70th birthdays. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-75220-2/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4700, 83-114 (2007).
Summary: Complexity of software development has to be dealt with by dividing the different aspects and different views of the system and separating different concerns in the design. This implies the need of different modelling notations and tools to support more and more phases of the entire development process. To ensure the correctness of the models produced, the tools therefore need to integrate sophisticated checkers, generators and transformations. A feasible approach to ensure high quality of such add-ins is to base them on sound formal foundations. This paper reports our experience in the work on the Common Component Modelling Example (CoCoME) and shows where such add-ins will fit. In particular, we show how the formal techniques developed in rCOS can be integrated into a component-based development process, and where it can be integrated in and provide extension to an existing successful commercial tool for adding formally supported checking, transformation and generation modules.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1130.68009].

MSC:
68N99 Theory of software
Software:
ESC/Java; rCOS
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