Date Added: Aug 2009
Distributed Real-time and Embedded (DRE) systems have stringent constraints on timeliness and other properties whose assurance is crucial to correct system behavior. Formal tools and techniques play a key role in verifying and validating system properties. However, many DRE systems are built using middleware frameworks that have grown increasingly complex to address the diverse requirements of a wide range of applications. How to apply formal tools and techniques effectively to these systems, given the range of middleware configuration options available, is therefore an important research problem.