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Formal methods and their future

  • G. Musgrave
  • S. Finn
  • M. Francis
  • R. Harris
  • R. B. Hughes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 763)

Abstract

The complexity of future systems level problems is driving the need for alternative approaches to examining the problem of architectural synthesis at higher levels of abstraction. In this paper we show how formal reasoning tools may be used to help address this complexity problem and allow the designer to explore the design space with impunity, thanks to the rigour afforded by the mathematical formalism, in the sure knowledge that the final design behaviour will satisfy the specification.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Musgrave
    • 1
  • S. Finn
    • 2
  • M. Francis
    • 2
  • R. Harris
    • 2
  • R. B. Hughes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and ElectronicsBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUK
  2. 2.Abstract Hardware Limited, The Science Park - Bldg.2Brunel UniversityUxbridgeUK

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