Publication
Title
Transformation techniques can make students excited about formal methods
Author
Abstract
Formal methods have always been controversial. In spite of the fact that the disbelief about their usefulness has been corrected by a growing number of applications and even more publications, it remains a challenge to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of formal methods within the time constraints of a typical semester course. This article1 reports on a new course at the University of Antwerp in which the introduction of a new formalism yields a better understanding of previously taught ones. While the exercises are designed to reveal the limitations of the formalisms used, students remain convinced that their formal models have more value than conventional source code.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Information and software technology. - London
Publication
London : 2008
ISSN
0950-5849
Volume/pages
20:12(2008), p. 1295-1304
ISI
000259894800008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 07.01.2009
Last edited 24.07.2017
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