Designing and Verifying Communication Protocols Using Model Driven Architecture and Spin Model Checker
The need of communication protocols in today's environment increases as much as the network explores. Many new kinds of protocols, e.g. for information sharing, security, etc., are being developed day-to-day which often leads to rapid, premature developments. Many protocols have not scaled to satisfy important properties like deadlock and livelock freedom, since MDA focuses on the rapid development rather than on the quality of the developed models. In order to fix the above, the authors introduce a 2-phase strategy based on the UML state machine and sequence diagram.