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An Institution for Event-B

Abstract : This paper presents a formalisation of the Event-B formal specification language in terms of the theory of institutions. The main objective of this paper is to provide: (1) a mathematically sound semantics and (2) modularisation constructs for Event-B using the specification-building operations of the theory of institutions. Many formalisms have been improved in this way and our aim is thus to define an appropriate institution for Event-B, which we call $$\mathcal {EVT}$$. We provide a definition of $$\mathcal {EVT}$$ and the proof of its satisfaction condition. A motivating example of a traffic-light simulation is presented to illustrate our approach.
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Marie Farrell, Rosemary Monahan, James Power. An Institution for Event-B. 23th International Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques (WADT), Sep 2016, Gregynog, United Kingdom. pp.104-119, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-72044-9_8⟩. ⟨hal-01767469⟩

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