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Formal specification of a wall-climbing robot using Z-A case study of small-scale embedded hard real-time system

Mohamad, Radziah and Abang Jawawi, Dayang Norhayati and Deris, Safaai and Mamat, Rosbi (2001) Formal specification of a wall-climbing robot using Z-A case study of small-scale embedded hard real-time system. Jurnal Teknologi D (34D). pp. 25-40. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

The task of checking whether a real-time system satisfies its timing and concurrency specifications is extremely important. One major area of research addressing software reliability aspect is called formal method, which attempts to prove the correctness of programs with respect to system specifications. Since, timing and concurrency properties can be very important in the operation of real-time systems, there is a need for applying formal methods to verify timing properties. This paper investigates the process of building a formal specification of a small-scale embedded hard real-time systems using Z. It is expected that the formal specification presented in this paper can provide assistance in analysing design trade-offs early in the development process. It is also expected that this paper can act as the foundation for any upcoming formal methods related project especially for small-scale real-time systems project.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:software reliability, formal specification, hard real-time, small-scale systems
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:937
Deposited By: En Mohd. Nazir Md. Basri
Deposited On:23 Feb 2007 03:46
Last Modified:18 May 2012 07:18

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