Software that meets its intent

M. Huisman, H. Bos, S. Brinkkemper, A. van Deursen, J.F. Groote, P. Lago, J. van de Pol, E. Visser

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Software is widely used, and society increasingly depends on its reliability. However, software has become so complex and it evolves so quickly that we fail to keep it under control. Therefore, we propose intents: fundamental laws that capture a software systems’ intended behavior (resilient, secure, safe, sustainable, etc.). The realization of this idea requires novel theories, algorithms, tools, and techniques to discover, express, verify, and evolve software intents. Thus, future software systems will be able to verify themselves that they meet their intents. Moreover, they will be able to respond to deviations from intents through selfcorrection. In this article we propose a research agenda, outlining which novel theories, algorithms and tools are required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation: Discussion, Dissemination, Applications
Subtitle of host publication7th International Symposium, ISoLA 2016, Imperial, Corfu, Greece, October 10-14, 2016, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsT. Margaria, B. Steffen
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-47169-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-47168-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


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