Formal Goal-Oriented Development of Resilient MAS in Event-B

  • Inna Pereverzeva
  • Elena Troubitsyna
  • Linas Laibinis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7308)


Goal-Oriented Development facilitates structuring complex requirements. To ensure resilience the designers should guarantee that the system achieves its goals despite changes, e.g., caused by failures of system components. In this paper we propose a formal goal-oriented approach to development of resilient MAS. We formalize the notion of goal and goal achievement in Event-B and propose the specification and refinement patterns that allow us to guarantee that the targeted goals are reached despite agent failures. We illustrate our approach by a case study – development of an autonomous multi-robotic system.


Event-B formal modelling refinement goal-oriented development multi-agent system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Inna Pereverzeva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elena Troubitsyna
    • 2
  • Linas Laibinis
    • 2
  1. 1.Turku Centre for Computer ScienceFinland
  2. 2.Åbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

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