Formal Methods and Tools: Introduction and Overview

  • R. Berghammer
  • Y. Lakhnech
  • W. Reif
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Part of the Advances in Computing Science book series (ACS)


For manifold reasons, the importance of software correctness is ever increasing. In particular, the application of software in highly safety critical applications demands a thorough investigation concerning its reliability and correctness. The growing awareness of the related problems has led to the establishment of the “Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik” in Germany, which among others has the task to develop criteria for the evaluation of software regarding its safety and security. In the year 1990, in the IT-Evaluationshandbuch, the so-called “Green Book”, formal verification has been required as a prerequisite for the acceptance of software for safety critical applications (quality levels Q6 and Q7). Meanwhile, there exists ITSEC, the European version of the Green Book, for the evaluation of software.


Model Check Temporal Logic Proof Obligation Proof Tree Theoretical Computer Science 
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  • Y. Lakhnech
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