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Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models

Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models
Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models
Event-B is a formal language for modelling reactive systems, based on set theory and first-order logic. The RODIN toolkit provides comprehensive tool support for modelling and refinement in Event-B, analysis and verification using animator/model-checkers and theorem provers. We consider the need to support reuse, in particular product line reuse, in such a formal development method. Feature modelling is an established technique for reuse in product lines. We introduce concepts of feature modelling and composition in Event-B to support the reuse of formal models and developments. A prototype feature composition tool has been developed (as a RODIN plug-in) for Event-B, based on the Eclipse Modelling Framework (EMF). Using an MDD philosophy, the tool extends the Event-B language meta-model to a composition meta model, and implements prototype composition patterns for Event-B features. Thus, a required composite model can be constructed by selecting, specializing, and composing input features in a defined way. The tool is the first step towards full feature modelling for product line model reuse for Event-B. We describe future work required to meet this goal.
Gondal, Ali
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Poppleton, Mike
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Snook, Colin
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Gondal, Ali
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Poppleton, Mike
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Snook, Colin
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Gondal, Ali, Poppleton, Mike and Snook, Colin (2009) Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models. 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Product Line Engineering (MDPLE'09), , Enschede, Netherlands. 8 pp .

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Abstract

Event-B is a formal language for modelling reactive systems, based on set theory and first-order logic. The RODIN toolkit provides comprehensive tool support for modelling and refinement in Event-B, analysis and verification using animator/model-checkers and theorem provers. We consider the need to support reuse, in particular product line reuse, in such a formal development method. Feature modelling is an established technique for reuse in product lines. We introduce concepts of feature modelling and composition in Event-B to support the reuse of formal models and developments. A prototype feature composition tool has been developed (as a RODIN plug-in) for Event-B, based on the Eclipse Modelling Framework (EMF). Using an MDD philosophy, the tool extends the Event-B language meta-model to a composition meta model, and implements prototype composition patterns for Event-B features. Thus, a required composite model can be constructed by selecting, specializing, and composing input features in a defined way. The tool is the first step towards full feature modelling for product line model reuse for Event-B. We describe future work required to meet this goal.

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Submitted date: 20 May 2009
Published date: 24 June 2009
Additional Information: Event Dates: 24/06/2009
Venue - Dates: 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Product Line Engineering (MDPLE'09), , Enschede, Netherlands, 2009-06-24

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Local EPrints ID: 66274
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66274
PURE UUID: e891a87f-14e7-48b0-867e-63f7ea3e787b
ORCID for Colin Snook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0210-0983

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Date deposited: 27 May 2009
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 03:05

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Author: Ali Gondal
Author: Mike Poppleton
Author: Colin Snook ORCID iD

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