Aluminum: Principled scenario exploration through minimality

  title={Aluminum: Principled scenario exploration through minimality},
  author={Tim Nelson and Salman Saghafi and Daniel J. Dougherty and Kathi Fisler and Shriram Krishnamurthi},
  journal={2013 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
Scenario-finding tools such as Alloy are widely used to understand the consequences of specifications, with applications to software modeling, security analysis, and verification. This paper focuses on the exploration of scenarios: which scenarios are presented first, and how to traverse them in a well-defined way. We present Aluminum, a modification of Alloy that presents only minimal scenarios: those that contain no more than is necessary. Aluminum lets users explore the scenario space by… CONTINUE READING
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