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Timing diagrams requirements modeling using Event-B formal methods

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Timing diagrams provide an intuitive graphical specification for time constraints and causal dependencies between a system’s objects. Such a view can provide useful insight during Requirements Engineering (RE). Formal Modeling techniques allow abstract system level models to be explored in revealing detail and provide feedback via verification and validation methods such as proofs of consistency, model checking and animation. Here, we bring these two modelling approaches together. In particular we present techniques to extend a graphical modeling capability for formal modeling into the real-time domain by developing a Timing diagram view for the Event-B formal method and its graphical front-end, UML-B. Translation schemes to Event-B and UML-B are proposed and presented. A case study of a lift system is used to demonstrate the translation in practice.

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Joochim, Tossaporn, Snook, Colin, Poppleton, Mike and Gravell, Andrew (2010) Timing diagrams requirements modeling using Event-B formal methods At IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering (SE2010), Austria. 16 - 18 Feb 2010.

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Published date: 18 February 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: February 16 – 18, 2010
Venue - Dates: IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering (SE2010), Austria, 2010-02-16 - 2010-02-18
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Keywords: Visual and Formal modeling, Timing diagram, Event-B, UML-B
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 268489
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268489
PURE UUID: 9e49e71b-8139-45e0-b914-7f566c627b43
ORCID for Colin Snook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0210-0983

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Date deposited: 08 Mar 2010 09:18
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:53

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Author: Tossaporn Joochim
Author: Colin Snook ORCID iD
Author: Mike Poppleton
Author: Andrew Gravell

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