Viewpoint consistency in Z and LOTOS: A case study

Boiten, Eerke and Bowman, Howard and Derrick, John and Steen, Maarten (1997) Viewpoint consistency in Z and LOTOS: A case study. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Specification by viewpoints is advocated as a suitable method of specifying complex systems. Each viewpoint describes the envisaged system from a particular perspective, using concepts and specification languages best suited for that perspective. Inherent in any viewpoint approach is the need to check or manage the consistency of viewpoints and to show that the different viewpoints do not impose contradictory requirements. In previous work we have described a range of techniques for consistency checking, refinement, and translation between viewpoint specifications, in particular for the languages LOTOS and Z. These two languages are advocated in a particular viewpoint model, viz. that of the Open Distributed Processing (ODP) reference model. In this paper we present a case study which demonstrates how all these techniques can be combined in order to show consistency between a viewpoint specified in LOTOS and one specified in Z. Keywords: Viewpoints; Consistency; Z; LOTOS; ODP.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: formal methods, LOTOS, Z, viewpoints, consistency, ODP
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2009 14:47
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 14:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21452 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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