TERMOS: A Formal Language for Scenarios in Mobile Computing Systems

TitleTERMOS: A Formal Language for Scenarios in Mobile Computing Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWaeselynck, H., Micskei, Z., Rivière, N., Hamvas, Á., and Nitu, I.
EditorSénac, P., Ott, M., and Seneviratne, A.
Book TitleMobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services
Series TitleLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-29154-8

This paper presents TERMOS, a UML-based formal language for specifying scenarios in mobile computing systems. TERMOS scenarios are used for the verification of test traces. They capture key properties to be checked on the traces, considering both the spatial configuration of nodes and their communication. We give an overview of the TERMOS design and semantics. As part of the semantics, we present the principle of an algorithm that computes the orders of events from a scenario. Two proof-of-concept prototypes have been developed to study the realization of the algorithm.

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