On Specifying and Verifying Context-aware Systems

Brahim Djoudi, Chafia Bouanaka, Nadia Zeghib

Abstract

Software systems often need to be adapted for different execution environments, problem sets, and available resources to maintain and ensure their efficiency and reliability, being thus context-aware. Albeit, many approaches for context-aware systems specification have been proposed in the literature, the absence or poor representation of contextual information and its relationships with system entities without affecting system complexity and consistency usually leads to low-precision and irrelevant results. Moreover, it is difficult to verify the correctness of existing context models. In this paper, we propose a formal model for context-aware adaptive systems specification. The model also supports formal verification of the obtained system model through a set of inherent invariants, where context-aware systems behaviour can be verified according to system invariants by applying model checking techniques.

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Djoudi B., Bouanaka C. and Zeghib N. (2014). On Specifying and Verifying Context-aware Systems . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-037-6, pages 181-188. DOI: 10.5220/0005000101810188


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@conference{icsoft-pt14,
author={Brahim Djoudi and Chafia Bouanaka and Nadia Zeghib},
title={On Specifying and Verifying Context-aware Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={181-188},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005000101810188},
isbn={978-989-758-037-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends - Volume 1: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2014)
TI - On Specifying and Verifying Context-aware Systems
SN - 978-989-758-037-6
AU - Djoudi B.
AU - Bouanaka C.
AU - Zeghib N.
PY - 2014
SP - 181
EP - 188
DO - 10.5220/0005000101810188