HeteroGenius: a framework for hybrid analysis of heterogeneous software specifications

TitleHeteroGenius: a framework for hybrid analysis of heterogeneous software specifications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGimenez, M, Moscato, MM, López Pombo, CG, Frias, MF
Conference NameLatin American Workshop on Formal Methods LAFM 2013
Conference LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
AbstractNowadays, software artefacts are ubiquitous in our lives being an essential part of home appliances, cars, cell phones, and even in more critical activities like aeronautics and health sciences. In this context software failures may produce enormous losses, either economical or, in the worst case, in human lives. Software analysis is an area in software engineering concerned with the application of diverse techniques in order to prove the absence of errors in software pieces. In many cases different analysis techniques are applied by following specific methodological combinations that ensure better results. These interactions between tools are usually carried out at the user level and it is not supported by the tools. In this work we present HeteroGenius, a framework conceived to develop tools that allows the user to perform hybrid analysis of heterogeneous software specifications. HeteroGenius was designed prioritising the possibility of adding new specification languages and analysis tools and enabling a synergic relation of the techniques under a graphical interface satisfying several well-known usability enhancement criteria. As a case-study we implemented the functionality of Dynamite on top of HeteroGenius.
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