Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on (2006)
Aug. 15, 2006 to Aug. 17, 2006
Steve Schneider , University of Surrey, UK
Helen Treharne , University of Surrey, UK
Ana Cavalcanti , University of York, UK
Jim Woodcock , University of York, UK
There is great interest in the application of nanotechnology to medicine, but concerns for safety are paramount. We present a modelling technique based on CSP and B as a starting point for simulation of networks of nanorobots. The model and the simulations are central features of our proposed approach to the construction of safety cases for nanomedicine applications, and complex networks of cooperating components in general. Our work is based on a case study: the clotting behaviour of (artificial) platelets. We present a model, and discuss its analysis and uses.
H. Treharne, S. Schneider, J. Woodcock and A. Cavalcanti, "A Layered Behavioural Model of Platelets," 11th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems(ICECCS), Stanford, CA, 2006, pp. 98-106.