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Viewpoint consistency in Z and LOTOS: A case study

Boiten, Eerke Albert and Bowman, Howard and Derrick, John and Steen, Maarten (1997) Viewpoint consistency in Z and LOTOS: A case study. In: Fitzgerald, John and Jones, Cliff B. and Lucas, Peter, eds. FME '97: Industrial Applications and Strengthened Foundations of Formal Methods 4th International Symposium of Formal Methods Europe. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 644-664. ISBN 978-3-540-63533-8. E-ISBN 978-3-540-69593-6. (doi:10.1007/3-540-63533-5_34) (KAR id:21452)


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: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-63533-5_34
Uncontrolled keywords: formal methods, LOTOS, Z, viewpoints, consistency, ODP
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Eerke Boiten
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2009 14:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:59 UTC
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Boiten, Eerke Albert.

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Bowman, Howard.

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Derrick, John.

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Steen, Maarten.

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