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Automatic generation of CSP||B skeletons from xUML models

Turner, E, Treharne, H, Schneider, S and Evans, N (2008) Automatic generation of CSP||B skeletons from xUML models In: 5th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC 2008), 2008-09-01 - 2008-09-03, Sabanci Univ, Istanbul, TURKEY.

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Abstract

CSP||B is a formal approach to specification that combines CSP and B. In this paper we present our tool that automatically translates a subset of executable UML (xUML) models into CSP parallel to B, for the purpose of verification and increased validation at the early stages of a software engineering development lifecycle. The tool is being developed for our industrial collaborators, AWE plc, in order to strengthen their software engineering process which uses xUML. As part of this process, AWE and Kennedy Carter Ltd. have built an xUML to SPARK Ada code generator, which is also employed to contribute a higher level of safety assurance at the latter stages of the lifecycle. Our tool is based on a model-text transformation strategy that uses the xUML meta-model to map to CSP and B constructs. The tool generates machine readable CSP and B; we present a simple example to demonstrate the transformation strategy, and the analysis of the resulting specification.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 11:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7190

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