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Towards Feature-Oriented Specification and Development with Event-B

Towards Feature-Oriented Specification and Development with Event-B
Towards Feature-Oriented Specification and Development with Event-B
A proposal is made for the development of a feature-oriented reuse capability for safety-critical software construction using rigorous methods. We pr´ecis the Event-B language - the evolution of the B-Method of J.-R. Abrial [1] - a leading formal method for safety-critical software development. Current and new infrastructure for scalable development with Event-B is outlined, and contrasted with support required for feature-oriented development. The proposal is illustrated by a small example of feature-oriented construction and refinement with Event-B.
Event-B, feature, formal specification, refinement, software product line
978-3-540-73030-9
367-381
Poppleton, Michael
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Sawyer, Peter
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Paech, Barbara
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Heymans, Patrick
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Poppleton, Michael
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Sawyer, Peter
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Paech, Barbara
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Poppleton, Michael, (2007) Towards Feature-Oriented Specification and Development with Event-B Sawyer, Peter, Paech, Barbara and Heymans, Patrick (eds.) At REFSQ 2007: Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, Norway. , pp. 367-381.

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Abstract

A proposal is made for the development of a feature-oriented reuse capability for safety-critical software construction using rigorous methods. We pr´ecis the Event-B language - the evolution of the B-Method of J.-R. Abrial [1] - a leading formal method for safety-critical software development. Current and new infrastructure for scalable development with Event-B is outlined, and contrasted with support required for feature-oriented development. The proposal is illustrated by a small example of feature-oriented construction and refinement with Event-B.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Event Dates: June 2007
Venue - Dates: REFSQ 2007: Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, Norway, 2007-06-01
Keywords: Event-B, feature, formal specification, refinement, software product line
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 264331
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264331
ISBN: 978-3-540-73030-9
PURE UUID: 513e6b27-edf7-4b59-9253-777dfa43f4c5

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:36

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Author: Michael Poppleton
Editor: Peter Sawyer
Editor: Barbara Paech
Editor: Patrick Heymans

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