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Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods

Editors: Romanovsky, Alexander, Thomas, Martyn (Eds.)

  • Summarizes results of DEPLOY research project on engineering methods for dependable systems
  • Frank assessment of related managerial and organisational challenges
  • Of value to researchers, systems and software engineers, industrial managers, policymakers, and regulators
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About this book

A formal method is not the main engine of a development process, its contribution is to improve system dependability by motivating formalisation where useful. This book summarizes the results of the DEPLOY research project on engineering methods for dependable systems through the industrial deployment of formal methods in software development. The applications considered were in automotive, aerospace, railway, and enterprise information systems, and microprocessor design.

 

The project introduced a formal method, Event-B, into several industrial organisations and built on the lessons learned to provide an ecosystem of better tools, documentation and support to help others to select and introduce rigorous systems engineering methods. The contributing authors report on these projects and the lessons learned. For the academic and research partners and the tool vendors, the project identified improvements required in the methods and supporting tools, while the industrial partners learned about the value of formal methods in general. A particular feature of the book is the frank assessment of the managerial and organisational challenges, the weaknesses in some current methods and supporting tools, and the ways in which they can be successfully overcome.

 

The book will be of value to academic researchers, systems and software engineers developing critical systems, industrial managers, policymakers, and regulators.

About the authors

Prof. Alexander Romanovsky works in the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University; he has been working on system dependability and fault tolerance for many years, in particular on reasoning about faults and fault tolerance during early phases of system development, and he coordinated the related RODIN and DEPLOY projects.

Dr. Martyn Thomas in an industrialist who has been concerned with safety-critical and other high-dependence computer systems since the 1980s.

Reviews

"This book reports on a remarkable four-year experiment in the application of scientific method to the development and delivery of software products. Participants in the experiment included seven well-reputed universities, and four industries, spanning a range of sizes, and drawn from different industrial sectors. Over 157 person-years were expended in total. This book conveys the fruits of the experience gained in the project. It gives a clear record of the successes of the project and of the challenges that remain. It should be studied by researchers who strive to advance the state of the art of programming in industry; also by innovative industries, wishing to judge the adequacy of the current state of the art to meet their future software development needs. Above all, it should be read by all who are interested in a successful model of industrial and academic collaboration, and who wish such experiments to be repeated." [Tony Hoare, Microsoft Research] 

"[T]his book describes a project that has made a major contribution towards bridging the gap between formalists and practitioners in software development for dependable systems. The detailed substance of the contribution lies in the specifics of what has been done; but the full value lies even more in the cooperative way in which the project has been carried out and the open-minded acknowledgment of challenges. This book will amply repay a careful and thoughtful reading by researchers and practitioners alike." [Michael Jackson, London]


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Romanovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Integrated Project DEPLOY

    Romanovsky, Alexander

    Pages 5-12

  • Experience of Deployment in the Automotive Industry

    Gmehlich, Rainer (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Improving Railway Data Validation with ProB

    Falampin, Jérôme (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • Deployment in the Space Sector

    Ilić, Dubravka (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33170-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33169-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43064-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods
Editors
  • Alexander Romanovsky
  • Martyn Thomas
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33170-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33170-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33169-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43064-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 262
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