HOW EFFECTIVE IS MODEL CHECKING IN PRACTICE?

TheAnh Do, A. C. M. Fong, Russel Pears

Abstract

Software and hardware systems are becoming increasingly large, complex, and can change rapidly. Ensuring reliability of these systems can therefore be a problem. Traditional techniques such as testing and simulation are completely infeasible to cope. Model checking offers an alternative, but its use is still limited. We identify the disadvantages of model checking in practical usages and research directions to tackle these. We clearly define the context for each disadvantage and concretely describe difficulties for which verification users may face when applying the model checking technique to verifying certain systems. We also provide a comprehensive picture of research works in this context and emphasize outcomes and shortcomings of each work by means of others’. The paper would be therefore the useful user manual for verification users in practical usages and the helpful guidance for doing research in model checking.

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Do T., Fong A. and Pears R. (2011). HOW EFFECTIVE IS MODEL CHECKING IN PRACTICE? . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-8425-57-7, pages 239-244. DOI: 10.5220/0003467402390244


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@conference{enase11,
author={TheAnh Do and A. C. M. Fong and Russel Pears},
title={HOW EFFECTIVE IS MODEL CHECKING IN PRACTICE?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2011},
pages={239-244},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003467402390244},
isbn={978-989-8425-57-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - HOW EFFECTIVE IS MODEL CHECKING IN PRACTICE?
SN - 978-989-8425-57-7
AU - Do T.
AU - Fong A.
AU - Pears R.
PY - 2011
SP - 239
EP - 244
DO - 10.5220/0003467402390244