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The Inverse Method

ISBN/ASIN: 9781848214477,9781118569351 | 2013 | English | pdf | 161/161 pages | 2.66 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE | Author: Etienne Andre, Romain Soulat(auth.)

This book introduces state-of-the-art verification techniques for real-time embedded systems, based on the inverse method for parametric timed automata. It reviews popular formalisms for the specification and verification of timed concurrent systems and, in particular, timed automata as well as several extensions such as timed automata equipped with stopwatches, linear hybrid automata and affine hybrid automata.
The inverse method is introduced, and its benefits for guaranteeing robustness in real-time systems are shown. Then, it is shown how an iteration of the inverse method can solve the good parameters problem for parametric timed automata by computing a behavioral cartography of the system. Different extensions are proposed particularly for hybrid systems and applications to scheduling problems using timed automata with stopwatches. Various examples, both from the literature and industry, illustrate the techniques throughout the book.
Various parametric verifications are performed, in particular of abstractions of a memory circuit sold by the chipset manufacturer ST-Microelectronics, as well as of the prospective flight control system of the next generation of spacecraft designed by ASTRIUM Space Transportation.

Contents:

1. Parametric Timed Automata.
2. The Inverse Method for Parametric Timed Automata.
3. The Inverse Method in Practice: Application to Case Studies.
4. Behavioral Cartography of Timed Automata.
5. Parameter Synthesis for Hybrid Automata.
6. Application to the Robustness Analysis of Scheduling Problems.
7. Conclusion and Perspectives.
Content:
Chapter 1 Parametric Timed Automata (pages 1–22): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 2 The Inverse Method for Parametric Timed Automata (pages 23–54): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 3 The Inverse Method in Practice: Application to Case Studies (pages 55–80): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 4 Behavioral Cartography of Timed Automata (pages 81–102): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 5 Parameter Synthesis for Hybrid Automata (pages 103–120): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 6 Application to the Robustness Analysis of Scheduling Problems (pages 121–132): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat
Chapter 7 Conclusion and Perspectives (pages 133–136): Etienne Andre and Romain Soulat

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