The B-Method is a method for the stepwise derivation of sequential programs. In this paper we show how the B-Method can be used for designing distributed systems by embedding action systems within this method. The action system formalism is designed for the construction of parallel and distributed systems in a stepwise manner within the refinement calculus. We describe how action systems are written in B AMN. We also show the correspondence between refinement rules for action systems and the proof obligations generated in the B-Method. Furthermore, we propose an exten- sion of the B-Method to cover parallel and distributed systems. Familiarity with B AMN is assumed.
|Publisher||Turku Center for Computer Science (TUCS)|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Name||TUCS Technical Reports|
- the B Method
- Action Systems
- Distributed Systems