Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods

  • Alexander Romanovsky
  • Martyn Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Alexander Romanovsky, Martyn Thomas
    Pages 1-3
  3. Alexander Romanovsky
    Pages 5-12
  4. Rainer Gmehlich, Cliff Jones
    Pages 13-26
  5. Jérôme Falampin, Hung Le-Dang, Michael Leuschel, Mikael Mokrani, Daniel Plagge
    Pages 27-43
  6. Dubravka Ilić, Linas Laibinis, Timo Latvala, Elena Troubitsyna, Kimmo Varpaaniemi
    Pages 45-62
  7. Sebastian Wieczorek, Vitaly Kozyura, Wei Wei, Andreas Roth, Alin Stefanescu
    Pages 63-79
  8. Aryldo G. Russo Jr.
    Pages 81-95
  9. Alex Hill, Jose Reis, Paulo Carvalho
    Pages 97-105
  10. John Fitzgerald, Juan Bicarregui, Peter Gorm Larsen, Jim Woodcock
    Pages 123-143
  11. Martyn Thomas, Alexander Romanovsky
    Pages 145-156
  12. Michael Butler, Laurent Voisin, Thomas Muller
    Pages 157-185
  13. David Basin, Thai Son Hoang
    Pages 187-196
  14. Alexander Romanovsky
    Pages 197-202
  15. Martyn Thomas, Alexander Romanovsky
    Pages 203-210
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 211-259

About this book


A formal method is not the main engine of a development process, its contribution is to improve system dependability by motivating formalisation where useful. This book summarizes the results of the DEPLOY research project on engineering methods for dependable systems through the industrial deployment of formal methods in software development. The applications considered were in automotive, aerospace, railway, and enterprise information systems, and microprocessor design.


The project introduced a formal method, Event-B, into several industrial organisations and built on the lessons learned to provide an ecosystem of better tools, documentation and support to help others to select and introduce rigorous systems engineering methods. The contributing authors report on these projects and the lessons learned. For the academic and research partners and the tool vendors, the project identified improvements required in the methods and supporting tools, while the industrial partners learned about the value of formal methods in general. A particular feature of the book is the frank assessment of the managerial and organisational challenges, the weaknesses in some current methods and supporting tools, and the ways in which they can be successfully overcome.


The book will be of value to academic researchers, systems and software engineers developing critical systems, industrial managers, policymakers, and regulators.


DEPLOY project Dependability Deployment Engineering methods Event-B Formal methods Industrial deployment Productivity Software engineering Stepwise system development Systems approach Systems engineering Tool support

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Romanovsky
    • 1
  • Martyn Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1., School of Computing ScienceNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Holly LawnMartyn Thomas Associates Ltd.BathUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33169-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33170-1
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