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      A Comparison of Three Model Checkers Applied to a Distributed Database Problem

      4th Irish Workshop on Formal Methods (IWFM)

      Formal Methods

      5th-6th July 2000

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          Increasingly, model checking is being applied to more abstract problem domains than the tradi-tional protocol analysis. The extent to which such an approach is able to provide useful insight into the problem domain depends to a large degree on the nature of the tool used. This paper reports the results of a study using three different model checkers, which differ widely in their specification language, internal implementation, and facilities for specifying correctness properties.

          An abstract model of an industrial distributed database application has been studied using the three tools. A detailed model of the application using each of the tools is presented, and the extent to which each tool allows us to investigate interesting properties of the problem domain is compared. Some conclusions are drawn regarding the usefulness of model checking at an abstract level and the importance of selecting a tool appropriate to the nature of the problem.

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          Conference
          July 2000
          July 2000
          : 1-11
          Affiliations
          Department of Electronics and Computer Science

          University of Southampton, UK
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/IWFM2000.1
          © Andrew J Currie. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. 4th Irish Workshop on Formal Methods

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          4th Irish Workshop on Formal Methods
          IWFM
          4
          Maynooth, Ireland
          5th-6th July 2000
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Formal Methods
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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