Verification and Validation of Complex Systems 2011-01-2530
This paper explores the problem of complex safety/security critical software Validation and Verification (V&V). Current methods of V&V, which certify that the software is fit for use, require a significant amount of touch labor - future complex software developments such as NextGen Air Traffic Control will face cost hurdles so high that it may not be deployable. We will take the current V&V technology beyond formal methods (the current state of the art), reducing the V&V problem to an NP-Hard optimization problem solvable by emerging Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC) hardware and processing methods. The Quantum V&V (QVV) approach can go beyond software V&V, and can span the entire complex system.