Rigorous Development of Complex Fault-Tolerant Systems

  • Michael Butler
  • Cliff B. Jones
  • Alexander Romanovsky
  • Elena Troubitsyna

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Train Systems

    1. Jean-Raymond Abrial
      Pages 1-36
    2. Alfredo Capozucca, Nicolas Guelfi, Patrizio Pelliccione
      Pages 59-79
    3. Fernando Castor Filho, Patrick Henrique da S. Brito, Cecília Mary F. Rubira
      Pages 80-99
    4. Patrice Chalin
      Pages 100-113
    5. Alessandro Fantechi, Stefania Gnesi, Laura Semini
      Pages 133-152
    6. Anatoliy Gorbenko, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Olga Tarasyuk, Alexey Furmanov
      Pages 153-167
    7. Alexei Iliasov, Victor Khomenko, Maciej Koutny, Alexander Romanovsky
      Pages 168-188
    8. Dubravka Ilić, Elena Troubitsyna, Linas Laibinis, Colin Snook
      Pages 189-209
    9. Daniel Jackson, Michael Jackson
      Pages 210-225
    10. Linas Laibinis, Elena Troubitsyna, Alexei Iliasov, Alexander Romanovsky
      Pages 241-260
    11. Linas Laibinis, Elena Troubitsyna, Sari Leppänen, Johan Lilius, Qaisar Ahmad Malik
      Pages 261-287
    12. César Muñoz, Víctor Carreño, Gilles Dowek
      Pages 306-325
    13. Colin Snook, Michael Poppleton, Ian Johnson
      Pages 326-342
    14. Apostolos Zarras, Manel Fredj, Nikolaos Georgantas, Valerie Issarny
      Pages 364-386
  3. Position Papers

    1. Jean-Raymond Abrial
      Pages 387-390
    2. Peter Amey
      Pages 391-402
  4. Back Matter

About this book


Many software systems have reached a level of complication, mainly because of their size, heterogeneity and distribution, which results in faults appearing that cannot be traced back easily to the code. Some of these "faults" could also be unexpected program behavior that appears as a result of interactions between different parts of the program; this is commonly known as complexity. New methods, approaches, tools and techniques are needed to cope with the increasing complexity in software systems; amongst them, fault-tolerance techniques and formal methods, supported by the corresponding tools, are promising solutions. This book brings together papers focusing on the application of rigorous design techniques to the development of fault-tolerant, software-based systems.

This volume is an outcome of the REFT 2005 Workshop on Rigorous Engineering of Fault-Tolerant Systems held in conjunction with the Formal Methods 2005 conference at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in July 2005. The authors of the best workshop papers were asked to enhance and expand their work and a number of well-established researchers working in the area contributed invited chapters. From the 19 refereed and revised papers presented, 12 are versions reworked from the workshop; 9 of them are totally new. The book is rounded off by two provocatively different position on the role of programming languages.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Butler
    • 1
  • Cliff B. Jones
    • 2
  • Alexander Romanovsky
    • 3
  • Elena Troubitsyna
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Computing ScienceNewcastle UniversityUK
  3. 3.Computer Science SchoolNewcastle UniversityUK
  4. 4.Åbo Akademi UniversityFinland

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