From Z to B and then Event-B: Assigning Proofs to Meaningful Programs
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- Abrial JR. (2013) From Z to B and then Event-B: Assigning Proofs to Meaningful Programs. In: Johnsen E.B., Petre L. (eds) Integrated Formal Methods. IFM 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7940. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The very first paper on Z  was published in 1980 (at the time, the name Z was not “invented”), then the book on the B method  was published in 1996, and, finally, the book on Event-B  was published in 2010. So, 30 years separate Z from Event-B. It is thus clear that I spent a significant time of my scientific professional life working with the same kind of subject in mind, roughly speaking specification languages. I do not know whether this kind of addiction is good or bad, but what I know is that I enjoyed it a lot.
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