Automated Formal Methods Enter the Mainstream
John Rushby (SRI International, USA)
Abstract: This paper outlines the emergence of formal techniques, explaining why they wereslow to take on an industrially acceptable form. The contemporary scene, in which formal techniques are increasingly packaged within tools usable by a wide variety of engineers, is reviewed,as are the promising prospects for the future.
Keywords: formal methods
Categories: B.2, D.2.4, F.3.1