Deriving Mode Logic for Autonomous Resilient Systems

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List of Authors: Inna Vistbakka, Amin Majd, Elena Troubitsyna
Editors: Jing Sun, Meng Sun
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Formal Methods and Software Engineering - 20th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2018, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, November 12-16, 2018, Proceedings
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Volume number: 11232
Start page: 320
End page: 336
ISBN: 978-3-030-02449-9
eISBN: 978-3-030-02450-5
ISSN: 0302-9743


Ensuring system resilience - dependability in presence of changes - is a complex engineering task. To achieve resilience, a system should not only autonomously cope with non-deterministically changing internal state and external operating conditions but also proactively reconfigure to maintain efficiency. To facilitate structuring and verifying such complex system behavior, in this paper, we demonstrate how to derive resilience-enhancing mode transition logic from the goals that the system should achieve. Our approach is formalised in Event-B that allows us to reason about resilience mechanisms at different architectural levels. We illustrate the proposed approach by an example - safe and efficient navigation of a swarm of drones.


Event-B, Formal modelling, Resilient Systems, Swarm of drones

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