HOL-Z in the UniForM-Workbench – A Case Study in Tool Integration for Z

  • C. Lüth
  • E. W. Karlsen
  • ( ) Kolyang
  • S. Westmeier
  • B. Wolff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1493)

Abstract

The UniForM-Workbench is an open tool-integration environment providing type-safe communication, a toolkit for graphical user-interfaces, version management and configuration management.

We demonstrate how to integrate several tools for the Z specification language into the workbench, obtaining an instantiation of the workbench suited as a software development environment for Z. In the core of the setting, we use the encoding HOL-Z of Z into Isabelle as semantic foundation and for formal reasoning with Z specifications. In addition to this, external tools like editors and small utilities are integrated, showing the integration of both self-developed and externally developed tools.

The resulting prototype demonstrates the viability of our approach to combine public domain tools into a generic software development environment using a strongly typed functional language.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lüth
    • 1
  • E. W. Karlsen
    • 1
  • ( ) Kolyang
    • 1
  • S. Westmeier
    • 1
  • B. Wolff
    • 2
  1. 1.Bremen Institute for Safe Systems, FB 3Universität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikUniversität FreiburgGermany

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