Applied Formal Methods — FM-Trends 98

International Workshop on Current Trends in Applied Formal Methods Boppard, Germany, October 7–9, 1998 Proceedings

  • Dieter Hutter
  • Werner Stephan
  • Paolo Traverso
  • Markus Ullmann
Conference proceedings FM-Trends 1998

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1641)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Regular Papers

    1. François Puitg, Jean-François Dufourd
      Pages 62-76
    2. Wanderley Lopes de Souza, Paulo Nazareno Maia Sampaio, Maria Janilce B. Almeida, Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, Jean-Marie Farines et al.
      Pages 77-91
    3. K. Bogdanov, M. Holcombe, H. Singh
      Pages 107-121
    4. A. Pnueli, O. Shtrichman, M. Siegel
      Pages 137-150
    5. Sten Agerholm, Peter Gorm Larsen
      Pages 168-183
    6. Robert Büssow, Wolfgang Grieskamp, Winfried Heicking, Stephan Herrmann
      Pages 184-195
    7. Philipp W. Kutter, Daniel Schweizer, Lothar Thiele
      Pages 196-212
    8. Tiziana Margaria, Volker Gruhn
      Pages 213-227
    9. A. Fantechi, S. Gnesi, F. Mazzanti, R. Pugliese, E. Tronci
      Pages 228-242
    10. Michael Goldsmith, Irfan Zakiuddin
      Pages 243-250
    11. Bernd Krieg-Brückner
      Pages 251-265
  4. Application Papers

  5. Tool Papers

    1. Sten Agerholm, Peter Gorm Larsen
      Pages 326-329
    2. Michael Balser, Wolfgang Reif, Gerhard Schellhorn, Kurt Stenzel
      Pages 330-337
    3. S. Owre, J. M. Rushby, N. Shankar, D. W. J. Stringer-Calvert
      Pages 338-345
    4. Oscar Slotosch
      Pages 346-350
    5. Dieter Hutter, Heiko Mantel, Georg Rock, Werner Stephan, Andreas Wolpers, Michael Balser et al.
      Pages 351-358
    6. Mark E Woodcock
      Pages 359-366
    7. ORA Canada
      Pages 367-376
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-377

About these proceedings


This volume contains the contributions presented at the International Workshop on Current Trends in Applied Formal Methods organized October 7-9, 1998, in Boppard, Germany. The main objective of the workshop was to draw a map of the key issues facing the practical application of formal methods in industry. This appears to be particularly timely with safety and security issues becoming a real obstacle to industrial software and hardware development. As a consequence, almost all major companies have now set up departments or groups to work with formal methods and many European countries face a severe labour shortage in this new field. Tony Hoare's prediction of the art of software (and hardware) development becoming a proper engineering science with its own body of tools and techniques is now becoming a reality. So the focus of this application oriented workshop was not so much on spe­ cial academic topics but rather on the many practical aspects of this emerging new technology: verification and validation, and tool support and integration into the software life-cycle. By evaluating the state of the art with respect to industrial applications a discussion emerged among scientists, practising engi­ neers, and members of regulatory and funding agencies about future needs and developments. This discussion lead to roadmaps with respect to the future of this field, to tool support, and potential application areas and promising market segments. The contributions of the participants from industry as well as from the respective national security bureaus were particularly valuable and highly appreciated.


Dependable Systems Formal Methods Formal Verification Model Checking Software Design design formal method

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Hutter
    • 1
  • Werner Stephan
    • 1
  • Paolo Traverso
    • 2
  • Markus Ullmann
    • 3
  1. 1.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)SaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Centro per la ricerca scientifica e tecnologicaITC-irstPovo (Trento)Italy
  3. 3.Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66462-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48257-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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