Translating LOTOS to Object-Z

Derrick, John and Boiten, Eerke and Bowman, Howard and Steen, Maarten (1997) Translating LOTOS to Object-Z. In: 2nd BCS-FACS Northern Formal Methods Workshop : Proceedings of the 2nd BCS-FACS Northern Formal Methods Workshop, 14-15 July, 1997, Ilkley, U. K.. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper presents a translation between the formal description technique LOTOS and the object-oriented specification language Object-Z. The need for such a translation lies in the use of formal methods in viewpoint specification, and in particular in the Open Distributed Processing standard. The use of viewpoints as a set of partial interlocking specifications brings an obligation to check the consistency of these partial specifications, and to do so we need to relate specifications written in differing languages. The work presented here supports the consistency checking of viewpoints written using formal methods by defining a translation from full LOTOS to Object-Z. A common semantic model is provided for the languages, and we verify the translation with respect to this model. The translation is illustrated with a small example. http://www1.bcs.org.uk/DocsRepository/02700/2749/derrick.pdf on BCS website; see also /pubs/1999/954/.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: LOTOS, Object-Z, viewpoints
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: 21 Aug 2009 20:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 11:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21474 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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