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Computer Science - Software Engineering | Abstract State Machines, B and Z - First International Conference, ABZ 2008, London, UK, September

Abstract State Machines, B and Z

First International Conference, ABZ 2008, London, UK, September 16-18, 2008. Proceedings

Börger, E., Butler, M., Bowen, J.P., Boca, P. (Eds.)

2008, XII, 384 p.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference of Abstract State Machines, B and Z, ABZ 2008, held in London, UK, in September 2008. The conference simultaneously incorporated the 15th International ASM Workshop, the 17th International Conference of Z Users and the 8th International Conference on the B Method.

The 44 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The conference fosters the cross-fertilization of three rigorous methods for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems - both in academia and industry - namely Abstract State Machines, B, and Z. Covering a wide range of research spanning from theoretical and methodological foundations to tool support and practical applications, the contributions are organized in topical sections on abstract state machines, B papers, Z papers, ABZ short papers, and the papers of the Verified Software Repository Network (VSR-net) workshop.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » B method - abstract state machines - access control - automatic verification - complex systems - cryptography - design - design process - distributed systems - dynamically configurable systems - event-B - formal methods - formal software development - formal specification

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval - Software Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

1. ABZ Invited Talks.- Complex Hardware Modules Can Now be Made Free of Functional Errors without Sacrificing Productivity.- The High Road to Formal Validation:.- Modeling Workflows, Interaction Patterns, Web Services and Business Processes: The ASM-Based Approach.- Refinement of State-Based Systems: ASMs and Big Commuting Diagrams (Abstract).- 2. ASM Papers.- Model Based Refinement and the Tools of Tomorrow.- A Concept-Driven Construction of the Mondex Protocol Using Three Refinements.- A Scenario-Based Validation Language for ASMs.- Data Flow Analysis and Testing of Abstract State Machines.- A Verified AsmL Implementation of Belief Revision.- Direct Support for Model Checking Abstract State Machines by Utilizing Simulation.- 3. B Papers.- On the Purpose of Event-B Proof Obligations.- Generating Tests from B Specifications and Test Purposes.- Combining Scenario- and Model-Based Testing to Ensure POSIX Compliance.- UseCase-Wise Development: Retrenchment for Event-B.- Towards Modelling Obligations in Event-B.- A Practical Single Refinement Method for B.- The Composition of Event-B Models.- Reconciling Axiomatic and Model-Based Specifications Reprised.- A Verifiable Conformance Relationship between Smart Card Applets and B Security Models.- Modelling Attacker’s Knowledge for Cascade Cryptographic Protocols.- Using EventB to Create a Virtual Machine Instruction Set Architecture.- 4. Z Papers.- Z2SAL - Building a Model Checker for Z.- Formal Modeling and Analysis of a Flash Filesystem in Alloy.- Unit Testing of Z Specifications.- Autonomous Objects and Bottom-Up Composition in ZOO Applied to a Case Study of Biological Reactivity.- 5. ABZ Short Papers.- Integrating Z into Large Projects Tools and Techniques.- A First Attempt to Express KAOS Refinement Patterns with Event B.- Verification and Validation of Web Service Composition Using Event B Method.- Stability of Real-Time Abstract State Machines under Desynchronization.- XML Database Transformations with Tree Updates.- Dynamic Resource Configuration & Management for Distributed Information Fusion in Maritime Surveillance.- UML-B: A Plug-in for the Event-B Tool Set.- BART: A Tool for Automatic Refinement.- Model Checking Event-B by Encoding into Alloy.- A Roadmap for the Rodin Toolset.- Exploiting the ASM Method for Validation & Verification of Embedded Systems.- Tool Support for the Circus Refinement Calculus.- Separation of Z Operations.- BSmart: A Tool for the Development of Java Card Applications with the B Method.- From ABZ to Cryptography.- Using ASM to Achieve Executability within a Family of DSL.- Using Satisfiability Modulo Theories to Analyze Abstract State Machines (Abstract).- Formal Verification of ASM Models Using TLA?+?.- DIR 41 Case Study.- FDIR Architectures for Autonomous Spacecraft: Specification and Assessment with Event-B.- Object Modelling in the SystemB Industrial Project.- 6. VSR Day.- Splitting Atoms with Rely/Guarantee Conditions Coupled with Data Reification.- ABZ2008 VSR-Net Workshop.

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