With an open mind: How to write good models

Authors Cyrille Artho
Koji Hayamizu
Rudolf Ramler
Yoriyuki Yamagata
Title With an open mind: How to write good models
Booktitle Formal Techniques for Safety-Critical Systems - Proc. FTSCS 2013
Type in book
Publisher Springer
Series Communications in Computer and Information Science
Volume 419
Mark Revised Selected Papers
ISBN 978-3-319-05415-5
Month April
Year 2014
Pages 3-18 (DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-05416-2_2)
SCCH ID# 1366

Writing effective models for systems and their environment is a challenge. The task involves both mastering the modeling tool and its notation, and faithfully translating all requirements and specifications into a complete model. The former ability can be learned, while the latter one is a continuous challenge requiring experience and tools supporting the visualization and understanding of models. This paper describes our experience with incomplete models, the types of changes that were made later, and the defects that were found with the improved models.