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Provably Correct Systems: Community, Connections, and Citations

  • Jonathan P. BowenEmail author
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Part of the NASA Monographs in Systems and Software Engineering book series (NASA)

Abstract

The original European ESPRIT ProCoS I and II projects on Provably Correct Systems took place around a quarter of a century ago. Since then, the legacy of the initiative has spawned many researchers with careers in formal methods, forming a community of researchers with a common interest in this area. This chapter uses one of the leaders on the ProCoS initiative, Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog, as an example in demonstrating connections within and around the ProCoS research community. This is formalized using the Z notation to make the description more precise, especially with respect to collaborations undertaken through coauthorship of publications and subsequent citations to this research output. Matching visualizations of the relationships are included. The social science concept of a Community of Practice (CoP) is introduced in this context. Finally, consideration of citation metrics is also included.

Keywords

Citation Count Main Author Individual Publication Duration Calculus Citation Metrics 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgements

Jonathan Bowen is grateful for financial support from Museophile Limited. Thank you to Microsoft for the Academic Search facility, which provided the screenshots for the figures in this chapter. Many thanks to collaborators on the ProCoS projects and Working Group during the 1990s and subsequently. A special thank you to Prof. Dr Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog of Oldenburg University for the individual case study. The Z notation in this chapter has been formatted using the oz.sty Open image in new window  style and type-checked using the Open image in new window  type-checker [38]. Finally, the reviewers provided helpful comments that improved the presentation and content of the chapter.

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  1. 1.School of EngineeringLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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