Formal Method Sites
A number of other research laboratories in formal methods have made
information available on the web. This page collects references to those
I know about.
- It's not a WWW site, but it is useful: click
here to get a Postscript document containing a (complete?) Z glossary, with
definitions of symbols. It's taken from the Z Standard.
Applied Logic at Brigham Young
- The Laboratory
for Applied Logic at the University of Idaho has a WWW page describing
their research and activities.
- A Summary of New Results in Mathematics Obtained
with Argonne's Automated Deduction Software An excellent WWW page of
results in automated theorem proving by the folks who brought you Otter and
- The Irish Formal
Methods Special Interest Group maintain a home page regarding their research.
- Bibliographies on
Software Engineering and Formal Methods might contain valuable references for your
- SDCR Formal Methods
Working Group contains some interesting reports and discussion papers on the future
of formal methods and formal method research.
- Dick Botting's Home
Page. It's not a purely formal methods page, to any degree, but it contains
many good links, including links to numerous software engineering-related
is a commercial tool, developed and marketed by ICL, supporting
development and checking of specifications and formal proofs in Higher
Order Logic and/or Z. Support for Z uses a deep(ish) embedding of Z
into HOL, but includes syntax and type checking customised for Z.
Information is available from WWW pages
(still under transformation) or an email server. To use the email
server send "help" to: ProofPoweremail@example.com
- The Hardware Verification
Group at the Institute of Computer Design and Fault Tolerance,
University of Karlsruhe, Germany has a page describing their
activities and research. They maintain a copy of the IFIP WG10.2
- Jonathan Bowen
of the Oxford University Computing Laboratory has put together a page
of information on the Z
The Computational Logic Inc.
home page provides pointers to information on
- Nqthm, the theorem prover for the Boyer-Moore logic,
- CLI Technical Reports,
- current CLI research, and
- a summary and slides from the Computational Logic 1994 Research Review.
- Tim Bull of Durham University maintains pages on The Maintainer's
Assistant and The
is a notation and design discipline intended for the development of regular
integrated circuits and similar hardware and software architectures. The
intention is to formalise the design techniques already used by practising
engineers, making it easier to document design decisions, to compare
alternative designs, and to produce proof of the correctness of an
- Larry Paulson
has written a page describing the
Butterfield has put together a WWW page about
Formal Method group at Trinity College, Ireland. The major
focus of this group seems to be VDM.
Peter Gorm Larsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) maintains a page with pointers to
- NASA Langley Research Lab has a Formal Methods Program
that is documented on the web. The major goals of NASA Langley's research
program are to make formal methods practical for use on life-critical
systems developed in the United States, and to orchestrate the transfer of
this technology to industry through use of carefully designed demonstration
Virtual Library has a page on
methods and particularly on
maintained by Jonathan Bowen, (Jonathan.Bowen@comlab.ox.ac.uk). It is
an excellent reference to formal methods and sites.
- The Information Technology Division of the Naval Research
Laboratory has a page related to their work in
Computer Science Laboratory
has a group doing research on
Formal Methods and
is a non-profit research institute focusing on
formal and knowledge-based methods for incremental automation of the
has the following projects related to aspects of formal methods:
(software specifications and proofs),
(derivation of specifications and programs), and
(algebraic formal systems for industry and research).
- Oxford University has information on the ESPRIT
ProCoS project and Working Group, the ESPRIT REDO project,
and the UK IED
- Larch is a
multi-site project exploring methods, languages, and tools for the
practical use of formal specifications.
- The Information Systems Workgroup
at the University of Twente has
a page describing the TM
formal database specification language.
Carolyn Talcott (email@example.com) has a
Database of Automated Reasoning
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