Specification and Formal Verification of Temporal Properties of Production Automation Systems

  • Stephan Flake
  • Wolfgang Müller
  • Ulrich Pape
  • Jürgen Ruf
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3147)


This article describes our approach for the specification and verification of production automation systems with real-time properties. We focus on the graphical MFERT notation and RT-OCL (Real-Time Object Constraint Language) for the specification of state-oriented real-time properties. RT-OCL is an extension of the Object Constraint Language (OCL) that is part of the Unified Modeling Language (UML). We introduce the formal semantics of RT-OCL based on a formal model of UML Class and State Diagrams and provide a mapping to temporal logics. The applicability of our approach is demonstrated by the case study of a manufacturing system with automated guided vehicles.


Model Check Temporal Logic Object Constraint Language Abstract Syntax Temporal Logic Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Flake
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Müller
    • 1
  • Ulrich Pape
    • 2
  • Jürgen Ruf
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Heinz Nixdorf InstitutPaderbornGermany
  3. 3.IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbHBöblingenGermany

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