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Potential thesis projects. Peter Gorm Larsen ( [email protected] ) Professor (ingeniørdocent) at Engineering College of Aarhus. Research Areas. Semantic clarifications combined with tool building Overture on top of Eclipse Open source community International angle

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potential thesis projects

Potential thesis projects

Peter Gorm Larsen ([email protected])

Professor (ingeniørdocent) at

Engineering College of Aarhus

Potential thesis projects

research areas
Research Areas
  • Semantic clarifications combined with tool building
    • Overture on top of Eclipse
    • Open source community
    • International angle
    • Lots of students can experiment with deltas
  • Applications of new extensions for distributed real-time embedded systems
    • First project by Hugo Macedo on pacemaker
    • Rasmus Sørensen and Jasper Nygaard on CyberRail
  • “Existing” projects
    • SKATT (Sikrere og Klogere produkter gennem Anvendelse af Trådløs Teknologi)
    • MC-HA (Minimum Configuration – Home Automation)

Potential thesis projects

vienna development method
Vienna Development Method
  • Invented at IBM’s labs in Vienna in the 70’s
  • VDM-SL and VDM++
    • ISO Standardisation of VDM-SL
    • VDM++ is an object-oriented extension
  • Model-oriented specification:
    • Simple, abstract data types
    • Invariants to restrict membership
    • Implicit specification (pre/post)
    • Explicit specification (functional or imperative)

Potential thesis projects

overture versus vdmtools
Overture versus VDMTools
  • VDMTools (http://www.vdmtools.jp/en)
    • Closed source, proprietary (available under NDA)
    • Monolithic architecture (single binary), C++
    • Optimized for performance, industry strength
  • Overture Tool project (http://www.overturetool.org)
    • Open source, GPL license
    • Plug-in architecture, Eclipse, Java
    • Optimized for flexibility, targets academic use
    • (partly) developed using VDMTools

Potential thesis projects

vdmtools overview

The Rose-VDM++ Link

Document Generator

Code Generators- C++, Java

Syntax & Type Checker

API (Corba), DL Facility

Interpreter (Debugger)

Integrity Checker

Java to VDM++

VDMTools Overview

Potential thesis projects

overture architecture overview

Connection to standard development environments

Code

Generators- C++, Java

Reverse

Engineering

support

JML

coupling

UML, SysML

AADL

Visualisation

Support

Overture Architecture Overview

Validation support

Basic automatic checks and GUI

Refactoring

support

OML editor

With

syntax

highlighting

Syntax

Check

Type

Check

Interpreter

(Debugger)

With API

capabilities

Test

Generation

support

AST

Eclipse

Visualization

Support for

Execution

traces

Verification support

Pretty

Printing

With

coverage

Model

Checking

support

Interactive

Proof

support

Automatic

Proof

support

Proof

Obligation

generation

Currently draft available

Ongoing

Not yet available

Potential thesis projects

automatic ast generation

modified java

classes

JAVA

interfaces

sed script

ASTGEN

sed

VDM++

classes

java

classes

VDMTools

Automatic AST generation
  • specified in VDM++
  • code generated

“implements”

OVERTURE

AST spec

(VDM-SL subset)

other users can use these specs to specify their own OVERTURE extensions (in VDM++)

Potential thesis projects

support for language experiments
Support for language experiments
  • Generic recipe to follow:
    • Change the AST definition
    • Re-generate the AST (AstGen & VDMTools)
    • Modify the scanner / parser (jflex, byaccj)
    • Recompile java code
  • Turn-around time:
    • 2 hours (minor changes)
    • 1 day (larger changes)

Potential thesis projects

support for tool development 1
Support for tool development (1)
  • The (preferred) VDM++ recipe
    • Take the AST VDM++ “interfaces” (IOml*) as is
    • Take VDM++ class “OmlVisitor”
    • Refactor (rename) this class
    • Specify the required functionality directly in VDM++
    • Validate the specification using VDMTools
    • Generate the Java implementation using VDMTools
    • Compile and integrate into Eclipse plug-in

Potential thesis projects

support for tool development 2
Support for tool development (2)
  • Alternate Java recipe
    • Take the AST Java interface classes
    • Take the OmlVisitor.java code template
    • Refactor (rename) this class
    • Write your tool directly in Java
    • Compile and integrate into Eclipse plug-in

Potential thesis projects

the active vdm community
The Active VDM Community
  • VDM Portal (http://www.vdmportal.org/)
  • The CSK VDM Group
  • The Overture Open-Source Initiative
    • On top of Eclipse platform (http://www.overturetool.org)
    • Regular net meetings
    • Academic collaboration
    • MSc theses: (DK) type checker (DK), interpreter (Portugal), proof support (NL), test automation (Portugal), JML combination (Portugal), proof obligation generation (Portugal)
  • Pacemaker grand challenge

Potential thesis projects

the pacemaker challenge
The Pacemaker Challenge
  • A Safety-Critical Application
  • Report over project made by Hugo Macedo
  • 4 different models made in VDM
    • High-level VDM-SL model
    • Sequential VDM++ model
    • Concurrent VDM++ model
    • Real-time distributed VDM++ model
  • Follow VICE Guidelines + new validation conjectures over timed traces
  • http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/sqrl/pacemaker.htm

Potential thesis projects

jasper nygaard and rasmus s rensen

Jasper Nygaard and Rasmus Sørensen

Evaluating Distributed Architectures using VDM++ Real-Time modeling with a Proof Of Concept Implementation

Potential thesis projects

jasper and rasmus msc results
Jasper and Rasmus MSc Results
  • VDM++, model and test large systems.
    • Repeater, JAVTU
  • VDM++ as an engineering tool.
    • Development process
    • Importance and ease of abstraction
    • Deployments Schemes
  • Communication Platform
    • Token Device, Technology
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Potential Bottlenecks
    • SMS Retry Algorithm.
    • Context Awareness

MSc. Jasper Moltke Nygaard, 14th Jan 2008 – [email protected]

Potential thesis projects

skatt
SKATT
  • Sikrere og Klogere produkter gennem Anvendelse af Trådløs Teknologi
  • Together with:
    • Alexandra
    • Grundfos
    • Skov
  • Adding wireless capability to existing products
  • A number of student projects have already been made:
    • AFP with LIAB application
    • AFP with Grundfos application
    • Multidisciplinært Ingeniørprojekt, (Skov) 3 MSc E-students

Potential thesis projects

mc ha
MC-HA
  • Minimum Configuration – Home Automation
  • Electronic gadgets enter private homes to
    • Improve comfort
    • Save energy
  • How to enable Mr and Mrs Jensen to set it up?
  • Different standards exists both for wired and wireless
  • Interoperability must be ensured by common easy configuration
  • New project application is underway

Potential thesis projects

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