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Evaluation of graphical control flow management approaches for Event-B modelling

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Integrating graphical representations with formal methods can help bridge the gap between requirements and formal modelling. In this paper, we compare and evaluate two graphical approaches aiming at describing control flows and refinement in Event-B, and we use a fire dispatch system case study to perform this evaluation. The fire dispatch system case study provides a good example of a complex workflow through which we try to identify a process that facilitates defining the structural and the behavioural parts of the Event-B model. In our case study, we focus on building the dynamic part of the model to evaluate the two diagrammatic notations: UML Activity Diagrams and Atomicity Decomposition Diagrams. Based on our evaluation, we try to identify the advantages and limitations of both approaches. Finally, we try to compare how both graphical notations can affect the Event-B formal modelling of our case study.

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Dghaym, Dana, Butler, Michael and Salehi Fathabadi, Asieh (2014) Evaluation of graphical control flow management approaches for Event-B modelling At Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVocS 2013), United Kingdom. 15 pp.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 August 2013
Published date: January 2014
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVocS 2013), United Kingdom, 2013-08-01
Keywords: event-B, atomicity decomposition, UML activity diagram, control flow
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 355223
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355223
PURE UUID: ceb96339-4a65-4219-94ed-8046e5758b9e
ORCID for Dana Dghaym: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2196-2749
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2013 14:46
Last modified: 11 Aug 2017 09:31

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Author: Dana Dghaym ORCID iD
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Asieh Salehi Fathabadi

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