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A Proposal for Records in Event-B

Evans, Neil and Butler, Michael, (2006) A Proposal for Records in Event-B Nipkow, Tobias, Misra, Jayadev and Sekerinski, Emil (eds.) At Formal Methods 2006, Canada. , pp. 221-235.

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The B method is a well known approach to the formal specification and development of sequential computer programs. Inspired by action systems, the B method has evolved to incorporate system modelling and distributed system development. This extension is called Event-B. Even though several of the structuring mechanisms of the original B method are absent from Event-B, the desire to define and maintain structured data persists. We propose the introduction of records to Event-B for this purpose. Our approach upholds the refinement principles of Event-B by allowing the stepwise development of records too.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 2006
Venue - Dates: Formal Methods 2006, Canada, 2006-08-01
Keywords: records, Event-B, B method, refinement
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 262024
PURE UUID: 2ffd8d0c-2fc7-4615-a0d7-6168a239a282
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 31 Mar 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:56

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Author: Neil Evans
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Editor: Tobias Nipkow
Editor: Jayadev Misra
Editor: Emil Sekerinski

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