Using a DSL and fine-grained model : transformations to explore the boundaries of model verification

M.F. Amstel, van, M.G.J. Brand, van den, L.J.P. Engelen

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Abstract

Traditionally, the state-space explosion problem in model checking is handled by applying abstractions and simplifications to the model that needs to be verified. In this paper, we propose a model-driven engineering approach that works the other way around. Instead of making a concrete model more abstract, we propose to refine an abstract model to make it more concrete. We propose to use fine-grained model transformations to enable model checking of models that are as close to the implementation model as possible. We applied our approach in a case study. The results show that it is possible to validate models that are more concrete when fine-grained transformations are applied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Fifth International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI, Jeju Island, South Korea, June 27-29, 2011)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages120-127
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0781-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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