Refinement of Statemachines using Event B semantics

Colin Snook, Marina Walden

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While refinement gives a formal underpinning to the development of dependable control systems, such models are difficult to communicate and reason about in a non-formal sense, particularly for validation by non-specialist industrial partners. Here we present a visualisation of, and guidance for, event B refinement using a specialisation of UML statemachines. Furthermore, we introduce design patterns and process rules
that are aimed at assisting in the software development process leading to correct refinements. The specialisation will be incorporated into the UML-B notation to be integrated with the Event B platform developed by the RODIN project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International B Conference (B2007)
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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