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Verification of COMDES-II Systems Using UPPAAL with Model Transformation


Xu Ke , Paul Pettersson, Krzysztof Sierszecki , Christo Angelov

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


14th International IEEE Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA)


IEEE Computer Society Press


COMDES-II is a component-based software framework intended for model-integrated development of embedded control systems with hard real-time constraints. It provides various kinds of component models to address critical domain-specific issues, such as system concurrency, real-time operation and communication in a timed multitasking environment; reactive control behavior combined with continuous data processing, etc., following the principle of separation-of-concerns. In the paper we present a transformational approach to the formal verification of both timing and reactive behaviors of COMDES-II systems using UPPAAL, based on a semantic anchoring methodology. The proposed approach adopts UPPAAL timed automata as the semantic units, to which different behavioral concerns of COMDES-II are anchored, such that the operation patterns of a COMDES-II system can be precisely specified in UPPAAL, and verified against a set of desired requirements with a preservation of the original system operational semantics.


author = {Xu Ke and Paul Pettersson and Krzysztof Sierszecki and Christo Angelov},
title = {Verification of COMDES-II Systems Using UPPAAL with Model Transformation},
month = {August},
year = {2008},
booktitle = {14th International IEEE Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA)},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
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