Modeling in Event-B

System and Software Engineering

by Jean-Raymond Abrial

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  • 9780521895569
  • 9780511731228
  • 9781139637794
A practical text suitable for an introductory or advanced course in formal methods, this book presents a mathematical approach to modelling and designing systems using an extension of the B formal method: Event-B. Based on the idea of refinement, the author's systematic approach allows the user to construct models gradually and to facilitate a systematic reasoning method by means of proofs. Readers will learn how to build models of programs and, more generally, discrete systems, but this is all done with practice in mind. The numerous examples provided arise from various sources of computer system developments, including sequential programs, concurrent programs and electronic circuits. The book also contains a large number of exercises and projects ranging in difficulty. Each of the examples included in the book has been proved using the Rodin Platform tool set, which is available free for download at www.event-b.org.
  • Cambridge University Press; May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780511731228
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  • Title: Modeling in Event-B
  • Author: Jean-Raymond Abrial
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521895569
  • 9780511731228
  • 9781139637794

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'This present book is the definitive treatment of the new B dialect, written by its creator. Unlike its classical B predecessor which is intended as a reference for the classical B methodology, the present volume is squarely aimed at teaching, though the considerably lighter theory of Event-B permits some of the chapters to act as a reference too.' logcom.oxfordjournals.org