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A Case Study in Combining Formal Verification and Model-Driven Engineering

Selma Djeddai, Mohamed Mezghiche, Martin Strecker

SMSV 2012


Formal methods are increasingly used in software engineering. They offer a formal frame that guarantees the correctness of developments. However, they use complex notations that might be difficult to understand for unaccustomed users. It thus becomes interesting to formally specify the core components of a language, implement a provably correct development, and manipulate its components in a graphical/textual editor.

This paper constitutes a first step towards using Model Driven Engineering (MDE) technology in an interactive proof development. It presents a transformation process from functional data structures, commonly used in proof assistants, to Ecore Models. The transformation is based on an MDE methodology. The resulting meta-models are used to generate graphical or textual editors. We will take an example to illustrate our approach: a simple domain specific language. This guiding example is a Java-like language enriched with assertions.
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  author =       {Selma Djeddai and Mohamed Mezghiche and Martin Strecker},
  title =        {A Case Study in Combining Formal Verification and
                  Model-Driven Engineering},
  booktitle =    {Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on ICT in
                  Education, Research and Industrial Applications:
                  Integration, Harmonization and Knowledge Transfer, Kherson,
                  Ukraine, June 6-10, 2012},
  year =         {2012},
  pages =        {275-289},
  publisher =    {CEUR-WS.org},
  series =       {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
  ee =           {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-848},
  url =

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