Rodin Handbook



This work has been sponsored by the DEPLOY project1. DEPLOY is a European Commission Information and Communication Technologies FP7 project.

The overall aim of the EC Information and Communication Technologies FP7 DEPLOY Project is to make major advances in engineering methods for dependable systems through the deployment of formal engineering methods. Formal engineering methods enable greater mastery of complexity than found in traditional software engineering processes. It is the central role played by mechanically-analysed formal models throughout the system development flow that enables mastery of complexity.

As well as leading to big improvements in system dependability, greater mastery of complexity also leads to greater productivity by reducing the expensive test-debug-rework cycle and by facilitating increased reuse of software.

The goal of the project is to achieve and evaluate industrial take-up of DEPLOY’s methods and tools (which started with DEPLOY’s industrial partners) as well as to perform further research on methods and tools that is considered necessary.