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UML-B and Event-B: an integration of languages and tools

Snook, Colin and Butler, Michael (2008) UML-B and Event-B: an integration of languages and tools. In: The IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering - SE2008. (In Press)


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UML-B is a graphical front end for Event-B. It adds support for class-oriented modelling but retains the Event-B concept of a closed system characterized by families of spontaneous events. UML-B is similar to UML but is essentially a new notation based on a separate meta-model. We provide tool support for UML-B, including drawing tools and a translator to generate Event-B models. The tools are closely integrated with the Event-B verification tools so that when a drawing is saved the translator automatically generates the corresponding Event-B model. The Event-B verification tools (syntax checker and prover) then run automatically providing an immediate display of problems. We introduce the UML-B notation its tool support and its integration with Event-B.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Visual modelling languages, Formal, UML, Event-B
Subjects:Tool developments > Rodin plug-ins
ID Code:3
Deposited By:Michael Butler
Deposited On:12 Dec 2007 17:15
Last Modified:19 Apr 2010 16:05

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