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On an Extensible Rule-based Prover for Event-B

On an Extensible Rule-based Prover for Event-B
On an Extensible Rule-based Prover for Event-B
Event-B is a formalism for discrete system modelling. Key features of Event-B include the use of set theory as a modelling notation, the use of refinement to model systems at different levels of abstraction, and the use of mathematical proof to verify consistency between refinement levels. The Rodin platform provides a toolset to carry out specification, refinement and proof in Event-B. The importance of the proving activity as a part of modelling cannot be emphasised enough, and as such, it is imperative to provide effective tool support for it. An important aspect of this support is the extensibility of the prover, and more pressingly, how its soundness is preserved while allowing extensibility. In this paper, we outline our approach when dealing with extensibility and soundness, in the process of designing and implementing a rule-based prover for Event-B.
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Maamria, Issam
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Butler, Michael
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Edmunds, Andrew
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Maamria, Issam
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Maamria, Issam, Butler, Michael, Edmunds, Andrew and Rezazadeh, Abdolbaghi (2009) On an Extensible Rule-based Prover for Event-B s.n. , (In Press)

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Abstract

Event-B is a formalism for discrete system modelling. Key features of Event-B include the use of set theory as a modelling notation, the use of refinement to model systems at different levels of abstraction, and the use of mathematical proof to verify consistency between refinement levels. The Rodin platform provides a toolset to carry out specification, refinement and proof in Event-B. The importance of the proving activity as a part of modelling cannot be emphasised enough, and as such, it is imperative to provide effective tool support for it. An important aspect of this support is the extensibility of the prover, and more pressingly, how its soundness is preserved while allowing extensibility. In this paper, we outline our approach when dealing with extensibility and soundness, in the process of designing and implementing a rule-based prover for Event-B.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 November 2009
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 268273
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268273
PURE UUID: 5332e81c-2569-4eff-898b-b59805da13f1
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373

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Date deposited: 27 Nov 2009 12:22
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:04

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Author: Issam Maamria
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Andrew Edmunds
Author: Abdolbaghi Rezazadeh

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