Formal Methods @ Runtime

  • Radu Calinescu
  • Shinji Kikuchi
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21292-5_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6662)
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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

Abstract

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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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radu Calinescu
    • 1
  • Shinji Kikuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Aston UniversityBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Fujitsu Laboratories LimitedKawasakiJapan

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