Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z

4th International Conference, ABZ 2014, Toulouse, France, June 2-6, 2014. Proceedings

  • Yamine Ait Ameur
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Conference proceedings ABZ 2014

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-43652-3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8477)

Table of contents (34 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. The Rodin Platform Has Turned Ten
    Laurent Voisin, Jean-Raymond Abrial
    Pages 1-8
  3. Development of a Verified Flash File System
    Gerhard Schellhorn, Gidon Ernst, Jörg Pfähler, Dominik Haneberg, Wolfgang Reif
    Pages 9-24
  4. Why Amazon Chose TLA + 
    Chris Newcombe
    Pages 25-39
  5. Translating B to TLA +  for Validation with TLC
    Dominik Hansen, Michael Leuschel
    Pages 40-55
  6. αRby—An Embedding of Alloy in Ruby
    Aleksandar Milicevic, Ido Efrati, Daniel Jackson
    Pages 56-71
  7. Quasi-Lexicographic Convergence
    Stefan Hallerstede
    Pages 86-100
  8. Towards B as a High-Level Constraint Modelling Language
    Michael Leuschel, David Schneider
    Pages 101-116
  9. Analysis of Self-⋆ and P2P Systems Using Refinement
    Manamiary Bruno Andriamiarina, Dominique Méry, Neeraj Kumar Singh
    Pages 117-123
  10. B Formal Validation of ERTMS/ETCS Railway Operating Rules
    Rahma Ben Ayed, Simon Collart-Dutilleul, Philippe Bon, Akram Idani, Yves Ledru
    Pages 124-129
  11. Modelling Energy Consumption in Embedded Systems with VDM-RT
    José Antonio Esparza Isasa, Peter Würtz Vinther Jørgensen, Claus Ballegård Nielsen, Stefan Hallerstede
    Pages 130-135
  12. Sealed Containers in Z
    Eerke Boiten, Jeremy Jacob
    Pages 136-141
  13. Specifying Transaction Control to Serialize Concurrent Program Executions
    Egon Börger, Klaus-Dieter Schewe
    Pages 142-157
  14. Distributed Situation Analysis
    Narek Nalbandyan, Uwe Glässer, Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir, Hans Wehn
    Pages 158-173
  15. Introducing Aspect–Oriented Specification for Abstract State Machines
    Marcel Dausend, Alexander Raschke
    Pages 174-187
  16. Modular Refinement for Submachines of ASMs
    Gidon Ernst, Jörg Pfähler, Gerhard Schellhorn, Wolfgang Reif
    Pages 188-203
  17. Towards ASM-Based Formal Specification of Self-Adaptive Systems
    Elvinia Riccobene, Patrizia Scandurra
    Pages 204-209
  18. Distributed ASM - Pitfalls and Solutions
    Andreas Prinz, Edel Sherratt
    Pages 210-215
  19. WebASM: An Abstract State Machine Execution Environment for the Web
    Simone Zenzaro, Vincenzo Gervasi, Jacopo Soldani
    Pages 216-221

Other volumes

  1. ABZ 2014: The Landing Gear Case Study
    Case Study Track, Held at the 4th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, Toulouse, France, June 2-6, 2014. Proceedings
  2. Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z
    4th International Conference, ABZ 2014, Toulouse, France, June 2-6, 2014. Proceedings

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, which took place in Toulouse, France, in June 2014. The 13 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 19 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The ABZ conference series is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based formal methods: Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z. They share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. The main goal of this conference series is to contribute to the integration of these formal methods, clarifying their commonalities and differences to better understand how to combine different approaches for accomplishing the various tasks in modeling, experimental validation and mathematical verification of reliable high-quality hardware/software systems.


ASM Alloy B Concurrency TLA TLA+ VDM Z abstract machines abstract state machines automata theory formal languages formal methods formal verification model checking models of computation temporal logic of actions

Editors and affiliations

  • Yamine Ait Ameur
    • 1
  • Klaus-Dieter Schewe
    • 2
  1. 1.INP-ENSEEIHT/IRITToulouse Cedex 7France
  2. 2.Software Competence Center HagenbergHagenbergAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-43651-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-43652-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349