High Integrity Software

  • Victor L. Winter
  • Sourav Bhattacharya

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 577)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Applications of Formal Methods and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ib Sorensen, David Neilson
      Pages 23-42
    3. Wilson Ifill, Ib Sorensen, Steve Schneider
      Pages 43-62
    4. M. Aronszajn, M. Sitaraman, S. Atkinson, G. Kulczycki
      Pages 63-87
  3. Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Victor L. Winter, Raymond S. Berg, James T. Ringland
      Pages 115-135
    3. Victor L. Winter, Deepak Kapur, Raymond S. Berg
      Pages 197-240
  4. Verification and Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 240-240
    2. F. B. Bastani, V. Reddy, P. Srigiriraju, I.-L. Yen
      Pages 243-264
    3. Victor L. Winter, Thomas P. Caudell
      Pages 301-320
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-325

About this book


The second half of the twentieth century has witnessed remarkable advances in technology. The unquestioned leader in this race has been computer technology. Even the most modest personal computers today have computing power that would have astounded the leading technol­ ogists a few decades earlier, and what's more, similar advances are pre­ dicted for many years to come. Looking towards the future, it has been conservatively estimated that in 2047 computers could easily be 100,000 times more powerful than they were in 1997 (Moore's law [Moore] would lead to an increase on the order of around 10 billion) [Bell]. Because of its enormous capability, computer technology is becoming pervasive across the technology spectrum. Nowadays it is not surpris­ ing to discover that very common household gadgets like your toaster contain computer technology. Televisions, microwave ovens, and even electric shavers contain software. And what's more, the use of computer technology has been estimated to double every two years [Gibbs]. In order to keep up with the growing technology demands and to fully utilize the ever more powerful computing platforms, software projects have become more and more ambitious. This has lead to software systems becoming dominant forces in system functionality. Further­ more, the ambition to realize significant portions of a system's function­ ality through software has extended into the high consequence realm. Presently, software controls many critical functions in (1) airplanes, (2) electronic commerce, (3) space-bound systems, (4) medical systems, and (5) various transportation systems such as automobiles and trains.


Virtual Reality complex system complex systems complexity computer computer science design formal method formal methods society software software development system technology verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor L. Winter
    • 1
  • Sourav Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.Arizona State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5530-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1391-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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