The Object-Z Specification Language

  • Graeme┬áSmith

Part of the Advances in Formal Methods book series (ADFM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Graeme Smith
    Pages 1-25
  3. Graeme Smith
    Pages 27-41
  4. Graeme Smith
    Pages 43-74
  5. Graeme Smith
    Pages 75-114
  6. Graeme Smith
    Pages 115-131
  7. Graeme Smith
    Pages 133-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book


Object-Z is an object-oriented extension of the formal specification language Z. It adds to Z notions of classes and objects, and inheritance and polymorphism. By extending Z's semantic basis, it enables the specification of systems as collections of independent objects in which self and mutual referencing are possible.
The Object-Z Specification Language presents a comprehensive description of Object-Z including discussions of semantic issues, definitions of all language constructs, type rules and other rules of usage, specification guidelines, and a full concrete syntax. It will enable you to confidently construct Object-Z specifications and is intended as a reference manual to keep by your side as you use and learn to use Object-Z.
The Object-Z Specification Language is suitable as a textbook or as a secondary text for a graduate-level course, and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Graeme┬áSmith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7401-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5265-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-7338
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