A Domain-Specific Language for Railway Interlocking Systems

Linh Hong Vu, Anne Elisabeth Haxthausen, Jan Peleska

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Abstract

This paper presents a domain-specific language (DSL) for describing route-based interlocking systems which are compatible with European Train Control System ETCS Level 2. The abstract syntax and static semantics of the language are formally defined using the RAISE Specification Language (RSL). Furthermore, the paper describes an interlocking table generator (ITG) that generates automatically a well-formed interlocking table from a well-formed railway network layout. Experiments with the DSL and ITG using the RAISE tools and the C++ implementation show that the use of the DSL and ITG can increase the productivity and significantly reduce errors in the specifications of railway interlocking systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Symposium on Formal Methods for Automation and Safety in Railway and Automotive Systems, FORMS/FORMAT 2014
EditorsEckehard Schnieder, Geza Tarnai
PublisherTechnische Universität Braunschweig
Publication date2014
Pages200-209
ISBN (Print)978-3-9816886-6-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event10th Symposium on Formal Methods for Automation and Safety i Railway and Automotive Systems, FORMS/FORMAT 2014 - Braunschweig, Germany
Duration: 10 Sep 20142 Oct 2014
Conference number: 10
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Conference

Conference10th Symposium on Formal Methods for Automation and Safety i Railway and Automotive Systems, FORMS/FORMAT 2014
Number10
CountryGermany
CityBraunschweig
Period10/09/201402/10/2014
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Keywords

  • domain-specific languages
  • interlocking tables
  • validation and verification
  • railway signalling systems
  • formal methods

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Vu, L. H., Haxthausen, A. E., & Peleska, J. (2014). A Domain-Specific Language for Railway Interlocking Systems. In E. Schnieder, & G. Tarnai (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Formal Methods for Automation and Safety in Railway and Automotive Systems, FORMS/FORMAT 2014 (pp. 200-209). Technische Universität Braunschweig.