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A composition mechanism for refinement-based methods

Hoang, Thai Son, Dghaym, Dana, Snook, Colin and Butler, Michael (2017) A composition mechanism for refinement-based methods At 22nd International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, Fukuoka, Japan. 05 - 08 Nov 2017. 10 pp.

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Event-B developments are mostly structured around the refinement relationship. This top-down development architecture enables system details to be gradually introduced into the formal model. However, this results in large models with monolithic structures. We develop a composition mechanism allowing to develop models bottom-up. In particular, our proposed mechanism works seamlessly with the existing refinement technique in Event-B. As a result we have built a formal development method that can take advantage of both top-down and bottom-up approaches. We prove the correctness of machine inclusion with refinement using the supporting Rodin platform.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 August 2017
Venue - Dates: 22nd International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, Fukuoka, Japan, 2017-11-05 - 2017-11-08
Keywords: Machine Inclusion, Composition, Refinement, Event-B


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ORCID for Thai Son Hoang: ORCID iD
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Author: Thai Son Hoang ORCID iD
Author: Dana Dghaym ORCID iD
Author: Colin Snook ORCID iD
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD

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