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Rodin: an open toolset for modelling and reasoning in Event-B

Abrial, Jean-Raymond, Butler, Michael, Hallerstede, Stefan, Hoang, Thai Son, Mehta, Farhad and Voisin, Laurent (2010) Rodin: an open toolset for modelling and reasoning in Event-B International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 12, (6), pp. 447-466. (doi:10.1007/s10009-010-0145-y).

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Event-B is a formal method for system-level modelling and analysis. Key features of Event-B are the use of set theory as a modelling notation, the use of refinement to represent systems at different abstraction levels and the use of mathematical proof to verify consistency between refinement levels. In this article we present the Rodin modelling tool that seamlessly integrates modelling and proving. We outline how the Event-B language was designed to facilitate proof and how the tool has been designed to support changes to models while minimising the impact of changes on existing proofs. We outline the important features of the prover architecture and explain how well-definedness is treated. The tool is extensible and configurable so that it can be adapted more easily to different application domains and development methods.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 20 April 2010
Published date: 1 November 2010
Keywords: refinement, event-b, verification, tool support
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 271058
ISSN: 1433-2779
PURE UUID: 66f8c4c9-c2f4-4ceb-b0a9-308a4469b21a
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 11 May 2010 09:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:47

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Author: Jean-Raymond Abrial
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Stefan Hallerstede
Author: Thai Son Hoang
Author: Farhad Mehta
Author: Laurent Voisin

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