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Developing a new language to construct algebraic hierarchies for Event-B

Developing a new language to construct algebraic hierarchies for Event-B
Developing a new language to construct algebraic hierarchies for Event-B
This paper proposes a new extension to the Event-B modelling method to facilitate the building of hierarchical mathematical libraries to ease the formal modelling of many systems. The challenges are to facilitate building mathematical theories, be compatible with the current method and tools, and to be extensible by users within the Rodin Platform supporting Event-B.

Our contribution is a new language, called B#, which includes the additional features of type classes and sub-typing. The B# language compiles to the current language used by the Rodin's Theory Plug-in, which ensures consistency, and also gives compatibility with the current Rodin tools. We demonstrate the advantages of the new language by comparative examples with the existing Theory Plug-in language.
Formal methods, Event-B, Theorem Prover, Mathematical Extensions
0302-9743
Springer
Snook, James, Harvey
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Butler, Michael
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Hoang, Thai Son
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Snook, James, Harvey
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Butler, Michael
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Hoang, Thai Son
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Snook, James, Harvey, Butler, Michael and Hoang, Thai Son (2018) Developing a new language to construct algebraic hierarchies for Event-B. In ependable Software Engineering. Theories, Tools, and Applications: SETTA 2018. vol. 10998, Springer.. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-99933-3_9).

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new extension to the Event-B modelling method to facilitate the building of hierarchical mathematical libraries to ease the formal modelling of many systems. The challenges are to facilitate building mathematical theories, be compatible with the current method and tools, and to be extensible by users within the Rodin Platform supporting Event-B.

Our contribution is a new language, called B#, which includes the additional features of type classes and sub-typing. The B# language compiles to the current language used by the Rodin's Theory Plug-in, which ensures consistency, and also gives compatibility with the current Rodin tools. We demonstrate the advantages of the new language by comparative examples with the existing Theory Plug-in language.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 June 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 August 2018
Venue - Dates: Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering - Theories, Tools and Applications, Beijing, China, 2018-09-04 - 2018-09-06
Keywords: Formal methods, Event-B, Theorem Prover, Mathematical Extensions

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Local EPrints ID: 422044
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422044
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 71ba4786-f5eb-43b5-93df-0d6655fc2f22
ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4642-5373
ORCID for Thai Son Hoang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4095-0732

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Date deposited: 13 Jul 2018 16:30
Last modified: 31 Oct 2018 01:36

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