Formal Methods @ Runtime
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- Calinescu R., Kikuchi S. (2011) Formal Methods @ Runtime. In: Calinescu R., Jackson E. (eds) Foundations of Computer Software. Modeling, Development, and Verification of Adaptive Systems. Monterey Workshop 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6662. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Heuristics, simulation, artificial intelligence techniques and combinations thereof have all been employed in the attempt to make computer systems adaptive, context-aware, reconfigurable and self-managing. This paper complements such efforts by exploring the possibility to achieve runtime adaptiveness using mathematically-based techniques from the area of formal methods. It is argued that formal methods @ runtime represents a feasible approach, and promising preliminary results are summarised to support this viewpoint. The survey of existing approaches to employing formal methods at runtime is accompanied by a discussion of their challenges and of the future research required to overcome them.
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