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Proving Behavioral Refinements of COL-specifications

  • Michel Bidoit
  • Rolf Hennicker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4060)

Abstract

The COL institution (constructor-based observational logic) has been introduced as a formal framework to specify both generation- and observation-oriented properties of software systems. In this paper we consider behavioral refinement relations between COL-specifications taking into account implementation constructions. We propose a general strategy for proving the correctness of such refinements by reduction to (standard) first-order theorem proving with induction. Technically our strategy relies on appropriate proof rules and on a lifting construction to encode the reachability and observability notions of the COL institution.

Keywords

Proof Obligation Proof Rule Observational Equality Reduct Functor Signature Morphism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Bidoit
    • 1
  • Rolf Hennicker
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification (LSV)CNRS & ENS de CachanFrance
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany

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