REFINER : towards formal verification of model transformations

A.J. Wijs, L.J.P. Engelen

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    We present the Refiner tool, which offers techniques to define behavioural transformations applicable on formal models of concurrent systems, reason about semantics preservation and the preservation of safety and liveness properties of such transformations, and apply them on models. Behavioural transformations allow to change the potential behaviour of systems. This is useful for model-driven development approaches, where systems are designed and created by first developing an abstract model, and iteratively refining this model until it is concrete enough to automatically generate source code from it. Properties that hold on the initial model and should remain valid throughout the development in later models can be maintained, by which the effort of verifying those properties over and over again is avoided. The tool integrates with the existing model checking toolsets mCRL2 and Cadp, resulting in a complete model checking approach for model-driven system development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNASA Formal Methods (6th International Symposium, NFM 2014, Houston TX, USA, April 29-May 1, 2014. Proceedings)
    EditorsJ.M. Badger, K.Y. Rozier
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-06199-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Eventconference; 6th International Symposium NASA Formal Method; 2014-04-29; 2014-05-01 -
    Duration: 29 Apr 20141 May 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conferenceconference; 6th International Symposium NASA Formal Method; 2014-04-29; 2014-05-01
    Other6th International Symposium NASA Formal Method


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