Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anirban Bhattacharayya,
Dr Andrey Mokhov,
Dr Ken Pierce
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
This paper uses a case study to evaluate empirically three formalisms of different kinds for their suitability for the modelling and analysis of dynamic reconfiguration of dependable systems. The requirements on an ideal formalism for dynamic software reconfiguration are defined. The reconfiguration of an office workflow for order processing is described, and the requirements on the reconfiguration of the workflow are defined. The workflow is modelled using the Vienna Development Method (VDM), conditional partial order graphs (CPOGs), and the basic Calculus of Communicating Systems for dynamic process reconfiguration (basic CCSdp), and verification of the reconfiguration requirements is attempted using the models. The formalisms are evaluated according to their ability to model the reconfiguration of the workflow, to verify the requirements on the workflow's reconfiguration, and to meet the requirements on an ideal formalism.
Author(s): Bhattacharyya A, Mokhov A, Pierce K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Formal Aspects of Computing
Print publication date: 01/03/2017
Online publication date: 20/01/2017
Acceptance date: 07/09/2016
Date deposited: 23/01/2017
ISSN (print): 0934-5043
ISSN (electronic): 1433-299X
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