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Quantitative analysis of an application of formal methods

  • Juan Bicarregui
  • Jeremy Dick
  • Eoin Woods
Session 1: B
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1051)

Abstract

This paper reports on the experience gained in the MaFMeth project, which undertook a formal development with tool support for several parts of the life cycle from requirements capture through to C code generation. We explore the hypotheses that formal methods enable the early detection of faults in design by examining the development process in the light of the stages at which faults were introduced and discovered.

Keywords

Formal Method Unit Test Development Life Cycle Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Capability Maturity Model 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Bicarregui
    • 1
  • Jeremy Dick
    • 2
  • Eoin Woods
    • 3
  1. 1.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUK
  2. 2.B-CoreUK
  3. 3.SybaseUK

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