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Feature-Oriented Modelling Using Event-B

Feature-Oriented Modelling Using Event-B
Feature-Oriented Modelling Using Event-B
Event-B is a formal method for specification and verification of reactive systems. Its Rodin toolkit provides comprehensive support for modelling, refinement and analysis using theorem proving, animation and model checking. There has always been a need to reuse existing models and their associated proofs when modelling related systems to save time and effort. Software product lines (SPLs) focus on the problem of reuse by providing ways to build software products having commonalities and managing variations within products of the same family. Feature modelling is a well know technique to manage variability and configure products within the SPLs. We have combined the two approaches to formally specify SPLs using Event-B. This will contribute the concept of formalism to SPLs and re-usability to Event-B. Existing feature modelling notations were adapted and extended to include refinement mechanism of Event-B. An Eclipse-based graphical feature modelling tool has been developed as a plug-in to the Rodin platform. We have modelled the "production cell" case-study in Event-B, an industrial metal processing plant, which has previously been specified in a number of formalisms. We have also highlighted future directions based on our experience with this framework so far.
Gondal, Ali
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Poppleton, Mike
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Butler, Michael
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Snook, Colin
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Gondal, Ali
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Poppleton, Mike
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Butler, Michael
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Snook, Colin
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Gondal, Ali, Poppleton, Mike, Butler, Michael and Snook, Colin (2010) Feature-Oriented Modelling Using Event-B At International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-10), United States. 12 - 14 Jul 2010.

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Abstract

Event-B is a formal method for specification and verification of reactive systems. Its Rodin toolkit provides comprehensive support for modelling, refinement and analysis using theorem proving, animation and model checking. There has always been a need to reuse existing models and their associated proofs when modelling related systems to save time and effort. Software product lines (SPLs) focus on the problem of reuse by providing ways to build software products having commonalities and managing variations within products of the same family. Feature modelling is a well know technique to manage variability and configure products within the SPLs. We have combined the two approaches to formally specify SPLs using Event-B. This will contribute the concept of formalism to SPLs and re-usability to Event-B. Existing feature modelling notations were adapted and extended to include refinement mechanism of Event-B. An Eclipse-based graphical feature modelling tool has been developed as a plug-in to the Rodin platform. We have modelled the "production cell" case-study in Event-B, an industrial metal processing plant, which has previously been specified in a number of formalisms. We have also highlighted future directions based on our experience with this framework so far.

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Submitted date: 2010
e-pub ahead of print date: 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 12-14, 2010
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-10), United States, 2010-07-12 - 2010-07-14
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 268579
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/268579
PURE UUID: ef769a6b-189d-4510-8c21-5bfb46e608a1
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373
ORCID for Colin Snook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0210-0983

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Date deposited: 06 Mar 2010 21:19
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:52

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Author: Ali Gondal
Author: Mike Poppleton
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Colin Snook ORCID iD

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