Supporting Reuse of Event-B Developments through Generic Instantiation


Silva, Renato and Butler, Michael (2009) Supporting Reuse of Event-B Developments through Generic Instantiation At International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods(ICFEM), Brazil. 07 - 12 Dec 2010.

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It is believed that reusability in formal development should reduce the time and cost of formal modelling within a production environment. Along with the ability to reuse formal models, it is desirable to avoid unnecessary re-proof when reusing models. Event-B is a formal method that allows modelling and re?nement of systems. Event-B supports generic developments through the context construct. Nevertheless Event-B lacks the ability to instantiate and reuse generic developments in other formal developments. We propose a way of instantiating generic models and extending the instantiation to a chain of re?nements. We de?ne su?cient proof obligations to ensure that the proofs associated to a generic development remain valid in an instantiated development thus avoiding re-proofs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: December 07-12, 2010
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods(ICFEM), Brazil, 2010-12-07 - 2010-12-12
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 268428
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9 December 2009Published
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 18:54
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 18:34
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268428

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