Formal methods are being applied to the development of software of various applications at Philips Healthcare. In particular, the Analytical Software Design (ASD) method is being used as a formal technology for developing defect-free control software of highly sophisticated X-ray equipments. In this paper we analyze the effects of applying ASD to the development of various control software units developed for the X-ray machines. We compare the quality of these units with other units developed in traditional development methods. The results indicate that applying ASD as a formal technology for developing control software could result in fewer defects.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2011, Williamsburg VA, USA, September 25-30, 2011)
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
|Published - 2011