UML is a well-known and widely used design notation: it offers a rich set of modeling elements, but their behavior is often not properly defined. Many proposals have tried to provide UML with a formal semantics, but they often focus on a limited number of diagram types, and thus do not provide a viable solution for the actual verification of complex UML models. This paper addresses a significant and consistent set of UML diagrams, called MADES UML, and uses a metric temporal logic to ascribe a formal semantics to them. It also introduces a prototype verification tool based on a bounded model/satis ability checker. The verification of a car collision avoidance system gave encouraging results.

A logic-based semantics for the verification of multi-diagram UML models

BARESI, LUCIANO;MORZENTI, ANGELO CARLO;MOTTA, ALFREDO;ROSSI, MATTEO GIOVANNI
2012

Abstract

UML is a well-known and widely used design notation: it offers a rich set of modeling elements, but their behavior is often not properly defined. Many proposals have tried to provide UML with a formal semantics, but they often focus on a limited number of diagram types, and thus do not provide a viable solution for the actual verification of complex UML models. This paper addresses a significant and consistent set of UML diagrams, called MADES UML, and uses a metric temporal logic to ascribe a formal semantics to them. It also introduces a prototype verification tool based on a bounded model/satis ability checker. The verification of a car collision avoidance system gave encouraging results.
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