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Formalising the Dezyne Modelling Language in mCRL2

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Dezyne is an industrial language with an associated set of tools, allowing users to model interface behaviours and implementations of reactive components and generate executable code from these. The tool and language succeed the successful ASD:Suite tool set, which, in addition to modelling reactive components, offers a set of verification capabilities allowing users to check the conformance of implementations to their interfaces. In this paper, we describe the Dezyne language and a model transformation to the mCRL2 language, providing users access to advanced model checking capabilities and refinement checks of the mCRL2 tool set.


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  • Tool Set
  • mCRL2 Model
  • mCRL2 Process

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    See; accessed 21 May 2017.

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    The option to check for this refinement relation, and other refinement relations such as trace inclusion, weak trace inclusion, failures, weak failures and simulation preorder is available from mCRL2 revision 13875 and onward. The additions weigh in at approximately 800 lines of code, which include, among others the additional algorithms and test cases for these algorithms.

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    Unfortunately, we cannot disclose the origin of, nor further details about these industrial models.


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Wieger Wesselink and Tim Willemse were funded by the EU-FP7 TTP VICTORIA project (project grant agreement 609491).

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van Beusekom, R. et al. (2017). Formalising the Dezyne Modelling Language in mCRL2. In: Petrucci, L., Seceleanu, C., Cavalcanti, A. (eds) Critical Systems: Formal Methods and Automated Verification. AVoCS FMICS 2017 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10471. Springer, Cham.

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