Title of paper: Using FMC for Family-Based Analysis of Software Product Lines

Abstract

We show how the FMC model checker can successfully be used to model and analyze behavioural variability in Software Product Lines. FMC accepts parameterized specifications in a process-algebraic input language and allows the verification of properties of such models by means of efficient on-the-fly model checking. The properties can be expressed in a logic that allows to correlate the parameters of different actions within the same formula. We show how this feature can be used to tailor formulas to the verification of only a specific subset of products of a Software Product Line, thus allowing for scalable family-based analyses with FMC. We present a proof-of-concept that shows the application of FMC to an illustrative Featured Transition System from the literature.