Error-free critical software through formal model checking

Janne Valkonen, Antti Pakonen, Jussi Lahtinen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional


    Ensuring the correct functioning of automation systems in safety-critical industries is essential for the safety of people and the environment. Model checking is a formal method for exhaustive system analysis covering all possible system behaviours. It complements and has several advantages over traditional methods such as testing and simulation, which are based on exercising a limited set of test cases, thus leaving a large share of possible error scenarios outside the scope of examination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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