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  • Open Access

Using Visual Specifications in Verification of Industrial Automation Controllers

EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072008:251957

  • Received: 3 February 2007
  • Accepted: 4 November 2007
  • Published:


This paper deals with further development of a graphical specification language resembling timing-diagrams and allowing specification of partially ordered events in input and output signals. The language specifically aims at application in modular modelling of industrial automation systems and their formal verification via model-checking. The graphical specifications are translated into a model which is connected with the original model under study.


  • Output Signal
  • Original Model
  • Control Structure
  • Automation System
  • Electronic Circuit

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
Controle Soluções em Mecatrônica Ltda., Rua Mauro Nerbass, 72, Lages, SC CEP 88024-420, Brazil


© V. Vyatkin and G. Bouzon. 2008

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