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Tank monitoring: a pAMN case study

Schneider, S, Hoang, TS, Robinson, K and Treharne, H (2006) Tank monitoring: a pAMN case study Formal Aspects of Computing, 18 (3). pp. 308-328.

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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 case study: tracking the volume of liquid held in a tank 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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computer Science
Authors : Schneider, S, Hoang, TS, Robinson, K and Treharne, H
Date : 2006
DOI : 10.1007/s00165-006-0004-5
Uncontrolled Keywords : probabilistic B, refinement, formal methods, probabilistic predicate transformers
Additional Information : The original publication is available at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Dec 2011 14:11
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:08

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