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Tank Monitoring: A pAMN Case Study.

Schneider, SA, Hoang, TS, Robinson, K and Treharne, H (2005) Tank Monitoring: A pAMN Case Study. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 2 (137). 183 - 204.

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Abstract

The introduction of probabilistic behaviour into the B-Method is a recent development. In addition to allowing probabilistic behaviour to be modelled, the relationship between expected values of the machine state can be expressed and verified. This paper explores the application of probabilistic B to a simple casestudy: tracking the volume of liquid held in atank by measuring the flow of liquid into it. The flow can change as time progresses, and sensors are used to measure the flow with some degree of accuracy and reliability, modelled as non-deterministic and probabilistic behaviour respectively. At the specification level, the analysis is concerned with the expectation clause in the probabilistic B machine and its consistency with machine operations. At the refinement level, refinement and equivalence laws on probabilistic GSL are used to establish that a particular design of sensors delivers the required level of reliability.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 137(2), July 2005, DOI 10.1016/j.entcs.2005.04.031.
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7223

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