Date: 25 Jun 2005

Prototyping a visual formalism for system modelling

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Formal, visual approaches to system modelling are a promising research sub-area of configuration management. A visual notation for configuring software systems, called ConForm [God93], has been designed, formally specified in the Z language, and a prototype is currently being implemented. This paper outlines the design of ConForm, and details experience gained in transforming the formal specification into a prototype.