March 3 – 7 , 1997, Dagstuhl Seminar 9710

Logic for System Engineering


S. Jähnichen (TU-Berlin), J. Loeckx (Saarbrücken), D. Smith (Kestrel - Palo Alto), M. Wirsing (Uni-München)

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The Seminar “Logic for Systems Engineering”, held at Schloß Dagstuhl during March 3–7, 1997, was a successor of the Dagstuhl Seminars “Logical Theory for Program Construction” in 1991 and 19941 The slightly modified title is intended to stress that program development methods must be integrated in a general software development method, if they are to be applicable in practice.

The importance of formal methods for the development of correct software is now generally recognized. A few “realistic” case studies have meanwhile been carried out. Moreover, the software industry is increasingly interested in these methodologies.

Main subjects treated during the Seminar were:

  • formal specification methods
  • formal object-oriented specification techniques
  • integration of formal and “pragmatic” software development techniques
  • practical applications of formal specification methods
  • reuseability

The Seminar focussed on problems, the solution on which is a prerequisite for industrial applications.

On behalf of all participants the organizers would like to thank the staff of Schloß Dagstuhl for providing an excellent environment to the conference.


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