Formal Foundations for Software Engineering Methods [electronic resource] /
Contributor(s): Hußmann, Heinrich [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 1322Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1997.Description: XI, 293 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540696100.Subject(s): Computer science | Software engineering | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Software EngineeringOnline resources: Click here to access online
Terminology -- SSADM — a pragmatic requirements engineering method -- Spectrum — a formal specification framework -- Alternative ways to an integration of SSADM and spectrum -- A semantic reference specification for SSADM -- The SSADM technique “logical data modelling” -- The SSADM technique “entity-event modelling” -- Logical consistency of SSADM-F -- Formal extensions for SSADM-F -- The SSADM technique “data flow modelling” -- Summary and outlook.
In this book, Hussmann builds a bridge between the pragmatic methods for the design of information systems and the formal, mathematical background. Firstly, the principal feasibility of an integration of the different methods is demonstrated. Secondly, the formalism is used as a systematic semantic analysis of the concepts in SSADM, a British standard structured software engineering method. Thirdly, a way of obtaining a hybrid formal-pragmatic specification using a combination of SSADM notations and formal (SPECTRUM) specifications is shown. This well-written book encourages scientists and software engineers to apply formal methods to practical software development problems.