About these proceedings
The last few years have borne witness to a remarkable
diversity of formal methods, with applications to sequential
and concurrent software, to real-time and reactive systems,
and to hardware design. In that time, many theoretical
problems have been tackled and solved, and many continue to
be worked upon. Yet it is by the suitability of their
industrial application and the extent of their usage that
formal methods will ultimately be judged.
This volume presents the proceedings of the first
international symposium of Formal Methods Europe, FME'93.
The symposium focuses on the application of
industrial-strength formal methods. Authors address the
difficulties of scaling their techniques up to
industrial-sized problems, and their suitability in the
workplace, and discuss techniques that are formal (that
is, they have a mathematical basis) and that are
The volume has four parts:
- Invited lectures, containing a lecture by Cliff B. Jones
and a lecture by Antonio Cau and Willem-Paul de Roever;
- Industrial usage reports, containing 6 reports;
- Papers, containing 32 selected and refereedpapers;
- Tool descriptions, containing 11 descriptions.
Formal Methods Formale Methoden Object-Orientation Petri Nets Petri-Netze Refinement Calculus Vienna Development Method (VDM) design formal method hardware real-time