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ProB: A Model Checker for B

Leuschel, Michael and Butler, Michael, (2003) ProB: A Model Checker for B Keijiro, Araki, Gnesi, Stefania and Dino, Mandrio (eds.) At Formal Methods Europe 2003, Italy. , pp. 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.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: September 2003
Venue - Dates: Formal Methods Europe 2003, Italy, 2003-09-01
Keywords: B-Method, Tool Support, Model Checking, Animation, Logic Programming, Constraints
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 258341
ISBN: 3-540-40828-2
PURE UUID: a7f310a5-1126-403e-a79b-e77d1795944d
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Oct 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:33

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Author: Michael Leuschel
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Editor: Araki Keijiro
Editor: Stefania Gnesi
Editor: Mandrio Dino

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