An Introduction to Object-Z

  • John Derrick
  • Eerke A. Boiten


This chapter starts the discussion of refinement in an object oriented setting. To do so it introduces the Object-Z specification language as a canonical example, focusing on the additional features in Object-Z and the differences between Z and Object-Z that impact on the theory of refinement in subsequent chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Derrick
    • 1
  • Eerke A. Boiten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.School of ComputingUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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