Composition mechanisms for retrenchment
Banach, R., Jeske, C. and Poppleton, M. (2008) Composition mechanisms for retrenchment. Journal of Logic and Algebraic Programming, 75, (2), 209-229. (doi:10.1016/j.jlap.2007.11.001).
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Retrenchment is a flexible model evolution formalism that arose as a reaction to the limitations imposed by refinement, and for which the proof obligations feature additional predicates for accommodating design data. Composition mechanisms for retrenchment are studied. Vertical, horizontal, dataflow, parallel and fusion compositions are described. Of particular note are the means by which the additional predicates compose. It is argued that all of the compositions introduced are associative, and that they are mutually coherent. Composition of retrenchment with refinement, so important for the smooth interworking of the two techniques, is discussed. Decomposition, allowing finer grained retrenchments to be extracted from a single large grained retrenchment, is also investigated.
|Keywords:||retrenchment, refinement, composition, decomposition, requirements engineering, model evolution|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2008 22:42|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2013 09:40|
|Contributors:||Banach, R. (Author)
Jeske, C. (Author)
Poppleton, M. (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||5|
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