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A UML-Based Framework for Design and Analysis of Dependable Software

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2 Author(s)
Jun Kong ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Dakota State Univ., ND ; Dianxiang Xu

A formal method for software development often introduces a gap between rigidity of the method and informal nature of system requirements. This paper presents a UML-based framework for design and analysis of dependable software while narrowing such a gap. We model the intended functions of a software application with UML statecharts and security threats, i.e., potential attacks, with sequence diagrams. The statechart diagrams are converted into a graph transformation system, which is a well-studied formal method. This allows security threats to be verified against intended functions.

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Computer Software and Applications, 2008. COMPSAC '08. 32nd Annual IEEE International

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July 28 2008-Aug. 1 2008

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