Object Orientation in Z

  • Susan Stepney
  • Rosalind Barden
  • David Cooper

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Susan Stepney, Rosalind Barden, David Cooper
    Pages 1-5
  3. Susan Stepney, Rosalind Barden, David Cooper
    Pages 7-17
  4. Susan Stepney, Rosalind Barden, David Cooper
    Pages 19-28
  5. Peter J. Whysall
    Pages 29-35
  6. Silvio Lemos Meira, Ana Lúcia C. Cavalcanti
    Pages 37-58
  7. Gordon Rose
    Pages 59-77
  8. Antonio J. Alencar, Joseph A. Goguen
    Pages 79-94
  9. Susan Stepney, Rosalind Barden, David Cooper
    Pages 95-104
  10. Z++
    Kevin C. Lano
    Pages 105-112
  11. Elspeth Cusack, G. H. B. Rafsanjani
    Pages 113-126
  12. Alan Wills
    Pages 127-135
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 137-146

About these proceedings


This collection of papers draws together a variety of approaches for adding ob­ ject orientation to the Z formal specification language. These papers are not a conference proceedings, but have a slightly more complicated his tory. This work has grown and evolved from some work originally done in the ZIP project, under the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) IED initiative. ZIP is a three year project which aims to make the use of the Z specification language more widespread. It hopes to achieve this by producing a standard for Zj developing a method for Zj building tool support for Zj and carrying out research into refinement, proof and concurrency in Z. The ZIP methods work includes performing a survey of current Z practitioners (reported in [Barden et al. 1992])j investigating current styles and methods of Z usagej and developing a Z Method handbook (available early in 1993). As part of this work, we carried out a comparative study of the ways in which object orientation has been combined with Z. A summary of that work has been published as [Stepney et al. 1992].


Avenue Turing design formal method formal methods formal specification language object object orientation object-z software

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Stepney
    • 1
  • Rosalind Barden
    • 1
  • David Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Logica Cambridge LimitedCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19778-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3552-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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