CS709 - Formal Methods For Software Engineering
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Course Category: Computer Science/Information Technology
Course Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisites: CS504, MTH502
Introduction, Limitations of testing and need for formal verification, Overview of logic and propositional calculus, Calculational Logic, Logical Connectives, Boolean Equality, Continued Equivalence, Disjunction, Conjunction, Implication, Introduction to Hoare’s Logic, Weakest pre-condition, The assignment axiom, Calculating assignments, Sequential composition, Conditional statements, Reasoning about conditional statements, Constructing conditional statements, Inductive proofs and constructions, Patterns and invariant, From verification to construction, Design by Contract (DBC), The six principles of Design by contract, UML and Formal Methods, The Object Constraint Language (OCL), Algebraic Specifications, Specifications of abstract data types, Completeness, Axioms and term rewriting, Modularity and re-usability, Model-based specifications, The Z (Zed) specification Language, Z Schemas and Schema Calculus, Promotions, Data and functional refinements, Petri Nets, Limitations and Acceptance of Formal Methods, Seven Myths of Formal Methods.
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Dr. Fakhar Lodhi
D.Sc. Computer Science
George Washington University, USA.
Books
Design by contract by example by Richard Mitchell and Jim McKim
Object-Oriented Software Construction
 by Bertrand Meyer
Program Construction and Verification by Roland C. Backhouse
Program Construction: Calculating Implementation
by Roland Backhouse
Software Engineering
by Ian Sommerville

The Object Constraint Language, precise modeling with UML by Jos Warmer and Anneke Kleppe

The Specification of Complex Systems by B. Cohen, W. T. Harwood and M. I. Jackson

Using Z: Specification, Refinement, and Proof
by Jim Woodcock & Jim Davies