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Applying Atomicity and Model Decomposition to a Space Craft System in Event-B

Salehi Fathabadi, Asieh, Rezazadeh, Abdolbaghi and Butler, Michael (2011) Applying Atomicity and Model Decomposition to a Space Craft System in Event-B At THIRD NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM. 18 - 20 Apr 2011.

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Event-B is a formal method for modeling and verifying consistency of systems. In formal methods such as Event-B, refinement is the process of enriching or modifying an abstract model in a step-wise manner in order to manage the development of complex and large systems. To further alleviate the complexity of developing large systems, Event-B refinement can be augmented with two techniques, namely atomicity decomposition and model decomposition. Our main objective in this paper is to investigate and evaluate the application of these techniques when used in a refinement based development. These techniques have been applied to the formal development of a space craft system. The outcomes of this experimental work are presented as assessment results. The experience and assessment can form the basis for some guidelines in applying these techniques in future cases.

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Accepted/In Press date: February 2011
e-pub ahead of print date: 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 18-20 April 2011
Venue - Dates: THIRD NASA FORMAL METHODS SYMPOSIUM, 2011-04-18 - 2011-04-20
Keywords: Event-B, Refinement, Atomicity Decomposition, Structured Event Refinement, Model Decomposition, The Mercury Planetary Orbiter(MPO)
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 272048
PURE UUID: cf7ea6a7-348d-427f-84b2-98f08c639480
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 18 Feb 2011 16:19
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:35

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Author: Asieh Salehi Fathabadi
Author: Abdolbaghi Rezazadeh
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD

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