By Topic

Bylands: reverse engineering safety-critical systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Bull, T.M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Durham Univ., UK ; Younger, E.J. ; Bennett, K.H. ; Luo, Z.

We address two problems concerned with the maintenance of safety-critical software. Firstly, we analyse the new issues required for the reverse engineering of real-time existing code to extract high level designs. Secondly, we present a possible design abstraction mechanism that can be used for safety-critical software. We use formal transformations both in the reverse engineering of systems involving temporal constraints, and in the definition of the abstract representation. We present a design framework and the results of initial experiments. The contributions are: (1) the requirements analyses for reverse engineering safety-critical systems, (2) the use of very-high-level domain languages, and (3) formal transformations as the unifying technology

Published in:

Software Maintenance, 1995. Proceedings., International Conference on

Date of Conference:

17-20 Oct 1995