Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation

Volume 17 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science pp 191-205

Safety and Response-Time Analysis of an Automotive Accident Assistance Service

  • Ashok Argent-KatwalaAffiliated withImperial College
  • , Allan ClarkAffiliated withThe University of Edinburgh
  • , Howard FosterAffiliated withImperial College
  • , Stephen GilmoreAffiliated withThe University of Edinburgh
  • , Philip MayerAffiliated withLudwig-Maximilians-Universität
  • , Mirco TribastoneAffiliated withThe University of Edinburgh

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In the present paper we assess both the safety properties and the response-time profile of a subscription service which provides medical assistance to drivers who are injured in vehicular collisions. We use both timed and untimed process calculi cooperatively to perform the required analysis. The formal analysis tools used are hosted on a high-level modelling platform with support for scripting and orchestration which enables users to build custom analysis processes from the general-purpose analysers which are hosted as services on the platform.