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Postlude: seamless composition and integration – a perspective on formal methods research


Have formal methods in computer science come of age? While the contributions to this special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science attest to their importance in the design and analysis of particular software systems, their relevance to the field as a whole is far wider. In recent years, formal methods have become more accessible and easier to use, more directly related to practical problems and more adaptable to imperfect and/or approximate specifications in real-life applications. As a result, they are now a central component of computer-science education and research.

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