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Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models

Gondal, Ali, Poppleton, Michael and Snook, Colin (2009) Feature composition - towards product lines of event-B models At 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Product Line Engineering. 24 Jun 2009.

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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 renement 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
Venue - Dates: 1st International Workshop on Model-Driven Product Line Engineering, 2009-06-24 - 2009-06-24


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Date deposited: 27 May 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:26

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

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