Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on (1998)
Dec. 9, 1998 to Dec. 11, 1998
Studying industrial systems by simulation enables the designer to study the dynamic behaviour and to determine some characteristics of the system. Unfortunately, simulation also has some disadvantages. These can be overcome by using formal methods. Formal methods allow a thorough analysis of the possible behaviours of a system, parameterised system analysis and a modular approach to the analysis of systems.We present a case study in which a model of an industrial system is studied in a formal way. For this purpose, the model is first specified and simulated using the CSP-based executable specification language $\chi$. The model is translated into a model in the process algebra \ACPtau. This enables us to give a correctness proof of the parameterised model andto study the model in isolation.
J. Kleijn, J. Rooda and M. Reniers, "A Process Algebra Based Verification of a Production System," Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on(ICFEM), Brisbane, Australia, 1998, pp. 90.