Formalisation of SysML/KAOS Goal Assignments with B System Component Decompositions

  • Steve Jeffrey Tueno FotsoEmail author
  • Marc Frappier
  • Régine Laleau
  • Amel Mammar
  • Michael Leuschel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11023)


The use of formal methods for verification and validation of critical and complex systems is important, but can be extremely tedious without modularisation mechanisms. SysML/KAOS is a requirements engineering method. It includes a goal modeling language to model requirements from stakeholder’s needs. It also contains a domain modeling language for the representation of system application domain using ontologies. Translation rules have been defined to automatically map SysML/KAOS models into B System specifications. Moreover, since the systems we are interested in naturally break down into subsystems (enabling the distribution of work between several agents: hardware, software and human), SysML/KAOS goal models allow the capture of assignments of requirements to agents responsible of their achievement. Each agent is associated with a subsystem. The contribution of this paper is an approach to ensure that a requirement assigned to a subsystem is well achieved by the subsystem. A particular emphasis is placed on ensuring that system invariants persist in subsystems specifications.


Requirements engineering Formal models Modularisation Goal models Domain models SysML/KAOS B System Event-B 



This work is carried out within the framework of the FORMOSE project [5] funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). It is also partly supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Jeffrey Tueno Fotso
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marc Frappier
    • 1
  • Régine Laleau
    • 2
  • Amel Mammar
    • 3
  • Michael Leuschel
    • 4
  1. 1.Université de Sherbrooke, GRILSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.Université Paris-Est Créteil, LACLCréteilFrance
  3. 3.Télécom SudParis, SAMOVAR-CNRSEvryFrance
  4. 4.University of DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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