(Design for Validation)
Principal Investigator: Prof Bev Littlewood
Contact: Prof Bev Littlewood
Funding for CSR, City University: 277,000 ECU
Funding Source: ESPRIT Long Term Research Project 20072
Duration: January 1996 - January 1999
Summary: Examining issues of software structuring to aid the design for validation of real-time distributed systems with respect to dependability requirements.
- To make a major contribution to the problems of validating computing systems
- To provide an effective "design for validation" paradigm.
- Investigations into methods for combining disparate sources of information for dependability evaluation
- Development of software safety cases using Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN)
- Demonstrations of understandability, verifiability and evaluability in design
- Advanced object-oriented design techniques deal with logical complexity and dependability issues for investigating understandability.
- Investigations into fault-tolerance and component re-use using techniques such as reflection and delegation.
- Disciplined approaches ensuring the testability of design.
Results: The production of a set of design guidelines and assessment techniques to simplify and support the validation and certification of dependable systems.
Partners: DRA (UK), LAAS-CNRS (France), LGL-DI-EPFL(Switzerland), University of Newcastle upon Tyne(UK), Universitat Ulm (Germany), University of York (UK).
CSR Personnel: Professor Littlewood, Professor Fenton, Professor Strigini, Mr. Wright
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version 2.1 Published: 25th Jun 2004