SMT-based Verification of LTL Specification with Integer Constraints and its Application to Runtime Checking of Service Substitutability
2010 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2010) (2010)
Sept. 13, 2010 to Sept. 18, 2010
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SEFM.2010.37
An important problem that arises during the execution of service-based applications concerns the ability to determine whether a running service can be substituted with one with a different interface, for example if the former is no longer available. Standard Bounded Model Checking techniques can be used to perform this check, but they must be able to provide answers very quickly, to avoid that the check may affect the operativeness of the application, instead of aiding it. The problem becomes even more complex when conversational services are considered, i.e., services that expose operations that have Input/Output data dependencies among them. In this paper we introduce a formal verification technique for an extension of Linear Temporal Logic that allows users to include in formulae constraints on integer variables. This technique applied to the substitutability problem for conversational services is shown to be considerably faster and with smaller memory footprint than existing ones.
formal verification, software architecture, temporal logic
M. M. Bersani, L. Cavallaro, A. Frigeri, M. Pradella and M. Rossi, "SMT-based Verification of LTL Specification with Integer Constraints and its Application to Runtime Checking of Service Substitutability," 2010 8th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2010)(SEFM), Pisa, 2010, pp. 244-254.