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Verifying cross-layer interactions through formal model-based assertion generation

Verifying cross-layer interactions through formal model-based assertion generation
Verifying cross-layer interactions through formal model-based assertion generation
Cross-layer runtime management (RTM) frameworks for embedded systems provide a set of standard APIs for communication between different system layers (i.e. RTM, applications and device) and simplify the development process by abstracting these layers. Integration of independently developed components of the system is an error-prone process that requires careful verification. In this paper, we propose a formal approach to integration testing through automatic generation of runtime assertions in order to test the implementation of the APIs. Our approach involves a formal model of the APIs, developed using the Event-B formal method which is automatically translated to a set of assertions and embedded in the existing implementation of APIs. The embedded assertions are used at runtime to check the correctness of the integration
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Salehi Fathabadi, Asieh
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Dalvandi, Mohammadsadegh
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Butler, Michael
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Al-Hashimi, Bashir M.
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Salehi Fathabadi, Asieh
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Dalvandi, Mohammadsadegh
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Butler, Michael
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Al-Hashimi, Bashir M.
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Salehi Fathabadi, Asieh, Dalvandi, Mohammadsadegh, Butler, Michael and Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. (2019) Verifying cross-layer interactions through formal model-based assertion generation. IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. (doi:10.1109/LES.2019.2955316).

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Cross-layer runtime management (RTM) frameworks for embedded systems provide a set of standard APIs for communication between different system layers (i.e. RTM, applications and device) and simplify the development process by abstracting these layers. Integration of independently developed components of the system is an error-prone process that requires careful verification. In this paper, we propose a formal approach to integration testing through automatic generation of runtime assertions in order to test the implementation of the APIs. Our approach involves a formal model of the APIs, developed using the Event-B formal method which is automatically translated to a set of assertions and embedded in the existing implementation of APIs. The embedded assertions are used at runtime to check the correctness of the integration

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 November 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 437290
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437290
ISSN: 1943-0663
PURE UUID: 2a1a0ac1-4c0f-49c9-bf72-596caddc28f4
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373

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Date deposited: 23 Jan 2020 17:34
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:38

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Author: Asieh Salehi Fathabadi
Author: Mohammadsadegh Dalvandi
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

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