Formal Technical Process Specification and Verification for Automated Production Systems

  • Georg Hackenberg
  • Alarico Campetelli
  • Christoph Legat
  • Jakob Mund
  • Sabine Teufl
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8769)


The complexity of automated production systems increases constantly due to growing functional requirements and engineering discipline integration. Early design steps include the cross-discipline specification of the system’s technical process, while later steps have to ensure compatibility with the specification. Current specification techniques are able to describe and analyze certain properties on the specification level, however verification of the implementation with respect to the specification is a costly task. To overcome this situation we propose a formal modeling technique, which enables automatic verification of the implementation. We demonstrate the approach on a lab-sized automated production system and finally discuss its advantages and disadvantages.


Automated production systems technical process formal method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Hackenberg
    • 1
  • Alarico Campetelli
    • 1
  • Christoph Legat
    • 2
  • Jakob Mund
    • 1
  • Sabine Teufl
    • 3
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser
    • 2
  1. 1.Software & Systems EngineeringTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Automation and Information SystemsTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  3. 3.fortiss GmbHAn-Institut Technische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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