Refinement in Z and Object-Z

Foundations and Advanced Applications

  • John Derrick
  • Eerke A. Boiten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Refining Z Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-51
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      Pages 53-68
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      Pages 69-91
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      Pages 93-127
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      Pages 129-150
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      Pages 151-172
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      Pages 173-200
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      Pages 201-216
  3. Interfaces and Operations: ADTs Viewed in an Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
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      Pages 219-236
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      Pages 237-264
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      Pages 303-339
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      Pages 341-351
    7. John Derrick, Eerke A. Boiten
      Pages 353-360
  4. Object-Oriented Refinement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. John Derrick, Eerke A. Boiten
      Pages 363-384
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      Pages 385-402

About this book

Introduction

Refinement is one of the cornerstones of the formal approach to software engineering, and its use in various domains has led to research on new applications and generalisation. This book brings together this important research in one volume, with the addition of examples drawn from different application areas. It covers four main themes:

  • Data refinement and its application to Z
  • Generalisations of refinement that change the interface and atomicity of operations
  • Refinement in Object-Z
  • Modelling state and behaviour by combining Object-Z with CSP

Refinement in Z and Object-Z: Foundations and Advanced Applications provides an invaluable overview of recent research for academic and industrial researchers, lecturers teaching formal specification and development, industrial practitioners using formal methods in their work, and postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students.

This second edition is a comprehensive update to the first and includes the following new material:

  • Early chapters have been extended to also include trace refinement, based directly on partial relations rather than through totalisation
  • Provides an updated discussion on divergence, non-atomic refinements and approximate refinement
  • Includes a discussion of the differing semantics of operations and outputs and how they affect the abstraction of models written using Object-Z and CSP
  • Presents a fuller account of the relationship between relational refinement and various models of refinement in CSP
  • Bibliographic notes at the end of each chapter have been extended with the most up to date citations and research

Keywords

Formal Methods Interfaces Non-atomic Refinement Object Orientation Object-Z Refinement in Object-Z Software Development Trace Refinement Z

Authors and affiliations

  • John Derrick
    • 1
  • Eerke A. Boiten
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Sheffield Department of Computer ScienceSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Kent School of ComputingCanterburyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5355-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5354-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5355-9
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