Accession Number:

ADA273362

Title:

An International Survey of Industrial Applications of Formal Methods. Volume 1: Purpose, Approach, Analysis, and Conclusions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Formal methods are mathematically based techniques, often supported by reasoning tools, that can offer a rigorous and effective way to model, design, and analyze computer systems. The purpose of this study is to evaluate international industrial experience in using formal methods. The cases selected are, we believe, representative of industrial-grade projects and span a variety of application domains. The study had three main objectives to better inform deliberations within industry and government on standards and regulations to provide an authoritative record on the practical experience of formal methods to date and to suggest areas where future research and technology development are needed. This is the first volume of a two-volume final report on an international survey of industrial applications of formal methods. This volume describes the study, the formal methods, the cases that were studied, our approach to performing the study, and our analysis, findings, and conclusions. Volume 2 details the 12 case studies. Formal methods, Reasoning tools, System design, Computer systems, Formal specification, Design verification.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE