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Verification and Validation in Systems Engineering

Assessing UML/SysML Design Models

By Mourad Debbabi , Fawzi Hassaïne , Yosr Jarraya , Andrei Soeanu , Luay Alawneh

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As well as an overview of UML and the more recent SysML, Debbabi and his co-authors investigate varied methodologies and techniques for the automatic verification and validation of systems engineering design models expressed in standardized modeling languages.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6421-5227-6
  • 276 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2010
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $99.00
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Verification and validation represents an important process used for the quality assessment of engineered systems and their compliance with the requirements established at the beginning of or during the development cycle. Debbabi and his coauthors investigate methodologies and techniques that can be employed for the automatic verification and validation of systems engineering design models expressed in standardized modeling languages. Their presentation includes a bird’s eye view of the most prominent modeling languages for software and systems engineering, namely the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the more recent Systems Modeling Language (SysML). Moreover, it elaborates on a number of quantitative and qualitative techniques that synergistically combine automatic verification techniques, program analysis, and software engineering quantitative methods applicable to design models described in these modeling languages. Each of these techniques is additionally explained using a case study highlighting the process, its results, and resulting changes in the system design. Researchers in academia and industry as well as students specializing in software and systems engineering will find here an overview of state-of-the-art validation and verification techniques. Due to their close association with the UML standard, the presented approaches are also applicable to industrial software development.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. 1 Introduction.
  2. 2 Architecture Frameworks and Model
  3. Driven Simulation.
  4. 3 Unified Modeling Language.
  5. 4 Systems Modeling Language.
  6. 5 Verification, Validation and Accreditation.
  7. 6 Automatic Approach for Synergistic Verification and Validation.
  8. 7 Software Engineering Metrics in the Context of Systems Engineering.
  9. 8 Verification and Validation of UML Behavioral Diagrams.
  10. 9 Probabilistic Model
  11. Checking of SysML Activity Diagrams.
  12. 10 Performance Analysis of Time Constrained SysML Activity Diagrams.
  13. 11 Semantic Foundations of SysML Activity Diagrams.
  14. 12 Soundness of the Translation Algorithm.
  15. 13 Conclusion. Index.
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