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Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z

4th International Conference, ABZ 2014, Toulouse, France, June 2-6, 2014. Proceedings

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 8477)

Part of the book sub series: Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues (LNTCS)

Conference series link(s): ABZ: International Conference on Rigorous State-Based Methods

Conference proceedings info: ABZ 2014.

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Table of contents (34 papers)

  1. Front Matter

  2. The Rodin Platform Has Turned Ten

    • Laurent Voisin, Jean-Raymond Abrial
    Pages 1-8
  3. Development of a Verified Flash File System

    • Gerhard Schellhorn, Gidon Ernst, Jörg Pfähler, Dominik Haneberg, Wolfgang Reif
    Pages 9-24
  4. Why Amazon Chose TLA + 

    • Chris Newcombe
    Pages 25-39
  5. Translating B to TLA +  for Validation with TLC

    • Dominik Hansen, Michael Leuschel
    Pages 40-55
  6. αRby—An Embedding of Alloy in Ruby

    • Aleksandar Milicevic, Ido Efrati, Daniel Jackson
    Pages 56-71
  7. Quasi-Lexicographic Convergence

    • Stefan Hallerstede
    Pages 86-100
  8. Towards B as a High-Level Constraint Modelling Language

    • Michael Leuschel, David Schneider
    Pages 101-116
  9. Analysis of Self-⋆ and P2P Systems Using Refinement

    • Manamiary Bruno Andriamiarina, Dominique Méry, Neeraj Kumar Singh
    Pages 117-123
  10. B Formal Validation of ERTMS/ETCS Railway Operating Rules

    • Rahma Ben Ayed, Simon Collart-Dutilleul, Philippe Bon, Akram Idani, Yves Ledru
    Pages 124-129
  11. Modelling Energy Consumption in Embedded Systems with VDM-RT

    • José Antonio Esparza Isasa, Peter Würtz Vinther Jørgensen, Claus Ballegård Nielsen, Stefan Hallerstede
    Pages 130-135
  12. Sealed Containers in Z

    • Eerke Boiten, Jeremy Jacob
    Pages 136-141
  13. Specifying Transaction Control to Serialize Concurrent Program Executions

    • Egon Börger, Klaus-Dieter Schewe
    Pages 142-157
  14. Distributed Situation Analysis

    • Narek Nalbandyan, Uwe Glässer, Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir, Hans Wehn
    Pages 158-173
  15. Introducing Aspect–Oriented Specification for Abstract State Machines

    • Marcel Dausend, Alexander Raschke
    Pages 174-187
  16. Modular Refinement for Submachines of ASMs

    • Gidon Ernst, Jörg Pfähler, Gerhard Schellhorn, Wolfgang Reif
    Pages 188-203
  17. Towards ASM-Based Formal Specification of Self-Adaptive Systems

    • Elvinia Riccobene, Patrizia Scandurra
    Pages 204-209
  18. Distributed ASM - Pitfalls and Solutions

    • Andreas Prinz, Edel Sherratt
    Pages 210-215
  19. WebASM: An Abstract State Machine Execution Environment for the Web

    • Simone Zenzaro, Vincenzo Gervasi, Jacopo Soldani
    Pages 216-221

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About this book

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, B, TLA, VDM and Z, which took place in Toulouse, France, in June 2014. The 13 full papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 19 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The ABZ conference series is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of six related state-based and machine-based formal methods: Abstract State Machines (ASM), Alloy, B, TLA, VDM and Z. They share a common conceptual foundation and are widely used in both academia and industry for the design and analysis of hardware and software systems. The main goal of this conference series is to contribute to the integration of these formal methods, clarifying their commonalities and differences to better understand how to combine different approaches for accomplishing the various tasks in modeling, experimental validation and mathematical verification of reliable high-quality hardware/software systems.

Keywords

  • ASM
  • Alloy
  • B
  • Concurrency
  • TLA
  • TLA+
  • VDM
  • Z
  • abstract machines
  • abstract state machines
  • automata theory
  • formal languages
  • formal methods
  • formal verification
  • model checking
  • models of computation
  • temporal logic of actions

Editors and Affiliations

  • INP-ENSEEIHT/IRIT, Toulouse Cedex 7, France

    Yamine Ait Ameur

  • Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Hagenberg, Austria

    Klaus-Dieter Schewe

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-662-43652-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)