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Combining event-based and state-based modelling for railway verification

Moler, F, Nguyen, HN, Roggenbach, M, Schneider, SA and Treharne, H (2012) Combining event-based and state-based modelling for railway verification Technical Report. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the formal modelling of sig- nalling and point control in the domain of railway engineering. Rules for handling interlocking to ensure railway safety and liveness are often intricate and challenging to verify. We develop a CSP||B model taking a “natural modelling” approach, where the models are as close as possible to the domain model, providing traceability and ease of understanding to the domain expert. This leads to a natural separation between the global modelling of the tracks in B, and the CSP encapsulation of the local views of the individual trains following the driving rules. The ap- proach is illustrated through a small case study (Mini-Alvey), and the model provides verification through formal proofs or informative counter example traces if verification fails.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/711613

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