ProB: A Model Checker for B

Leuschel, Michael and Butler, Michael (2003) ProB: A Model Checker for B. Formal Methods Europe 2003, Pisa, Italy, Springer-Verlag, LNCS, 855-874.


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We present ProB, an animation and model checking tool for the B method. ProB's animation facilities allow users to gain confidence in their specifications, and unlike the animator provided by the B-Toolkit, the user does not have to guess the right values for the operation arguments or choice variables. ProB contains a model checker and a constraint-based checker, both of which can be used to detect various errors in B specifications. We present our first experiences in using ProB on several case studies, highlighting that ProB enables users to uncover errors that are not easily discovered by existing tools.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 2003
ISBNs: 3540408282
Keywords: B-Method, Tool Support, Model Checking, Animation,Logic Programming, Constraints
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 258341
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2003
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:58
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