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Probing the Depths of CSP-M: A New FDR-Compliant Validation Tool

Leuschel, Michael and Fontaine, Marc (2008) Probing the Depths of CSP-M: A New FDR-Compliant Validation Tool. In: Proceedings of ICFEM 2008. Springer-Verlag, pp. 278-297.

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We present a new animation and model checking tool for CSP. The tool covers the CSP-M language, as supported by existing tools such as FDR and probe. Compared to those tools, it provides visual feedback in the source code, has an LTL model checker and can be used for combined CSP||B specifications. During the development of the tool some intricate issues were uncovered with the CSP-M language. We discuss those issues, and provide suggestions for improvement. We also explain how we have ensured conformance with FDR, by using FDR itself to validate our tool's output. We also provide empirical evidence on the performance of our tool compared to FDR, showing that it can be used on industrial-strength specifications.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Tool developments > Other
Tool developments > Model checking
Tool developments
ID Code:44
Deposited By:Prof Michael Leuschel
Deposited On:04 Nov 2008 09:04
Last Modified:19 Apr 2010 16:05

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