Combining Verification and MDE Illustrated by a Formal Java Development

  • Selma Djeddai
  • Mohamed Mezghiche
  • Martin Strecker
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 347)


Formal methods are increasingly used in software engineering. They offer a formal frame that guarentees the correctness of developments. However, they use complex notations that might be difficult to understand for unaccustomed users. It thus becomes interesting to formally specify the core components of a language, implement a provably correct development, and manipulate its components in a graphical/textual editor.

This contribution constitutes a first step towards using Model Driven Engineering (MDE) technology in an interactive proof development. It presents a transformation process from functional data structures, commonly used in proof assistants, to Class diagrams in Ecore. To perform the transformation we use an MDE-based methodology. The resulting metamodels from the transformation process are used to generate textual or graphical editors for domain specific languages (DSLs) using tools provided by the Eclipse enviornment. To illustrate this approach we use as example a simple DSL description. It respresents a Java-like language enriched with timing annotations.


Model Driven Engineering Model Transformation Formal Methods Verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Selma Djeddai
    • 1
  • Mohamed Mezghiche
    • 2
  • Martin Strecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de ToulouseIRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse)Toulouse Cedex 9France
  2. 2.LIMOSE, UMBBBoumerdèsAlgeria

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