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On component-based reuse for Event-B

On component-based reuse for Event-B
On component-based reuse for Event-B
Efficient reuse is a goal of many software engineering strategies and is useful
in the safety-critical domain where formal development is required. Event-B can be used to develop safety-critical systems, but could be improved by a component-based reuse strategy. In this paper, we outline a component-based reuse methodology for Event-B. It provides a means for bottom-up scalability, and can also be used with the existing top-down approach. We describe the process of creating library components, their composition, and specification of new properties (involving the composed elements). We introduce Event-B component interfaces and propose to use a diagrammatic representation of component instances (based on iUML-B) which can be used to describe the relationships between the composed elements. We also discuss the specification of communication flow across component boundaries and describe the additional proof obligations that are required.
151-168
Springer
Edmunds, Andrew
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Snook, Colin
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Walden, Marina
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Butler, M
Schewe, K-D
Mashkoor, A
Biro, M
Edmunds, Andrew
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Snook, Colin
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Walden, Marina
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Butler, M
Schewe, K-D
Mashkoor, A
Biro, M

Edmunds, Andrew, Snook, Colin and Walden, Marina (2016) On component-based reuse for Event-B. Butler, M, Schewe, K-D, Mashkoor, A and Biro, M (eds.) In Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z: 5th International Conference, ABZ 2016, Linz, Austria, May 23-27, 2016, Proceedings. Springer. pp. 151-168 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-33600-8_9).

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Abstract

Efficient reuse is a goal of many software engineering strategies and is useful
in the safety-critical domain where formal development is required. Event-B can be used to develop safety-critical systems, but could be improved by a component-based reuse strategy. In this paper, we outline a component-based reuse methodology for Event-B. It provides a means for bottom-up scalability, and can also be used with the existing top-down approach. We describe the process of creating library components, their composition, and specification of new properties (involving the composed elements). We introduce Event-B component interfaces and propose to use a diagrammatic representation of component instances (based on iUML-B) which can be used to describe the relationships between the composed elements. We also discuss the specification of communication flow across component boundaries and describe the additional proof obligations that are required.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 May 2016
Published date: 11 May 2016
Venue - Dates: ABZ 2016: 5th International ABZ Conference ASM, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, Z, Austria, 2016-05-23 - 2016-05-27
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 397203
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397203
PURE UUID: a1c4bee1-e114-4477-b788-0af8d38ac15f
ORCID for Colin Snook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0210-0983

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Date deposited: 22 Jun 2016 09:30
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:50

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