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Journal Articles Computing and Informatics Year : 2003

Foundations of the B method

Abstract

B is a method for specifying, designing and coding software systems. It is based on the Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with choice axiom, the concept of generalized substitution and on structuring mechanisms (machine, refinement, implementation). The concept of refinement is the key notion for developing B models of (software) systems in an incremental way. B activities focus on writing mathematical proofs in order to justify developed B models. Proofs of B models makes the user (designer or specifier) convinced that the (software) system is effectively correct. We provide a survey of the underlying logic of the B method and the semantical concepts related to the B method; we detail the B development process partially supported by the mechanical engine of the prover.
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inria-00099794 , version 1 (26-09-2006)

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Dominique Cansell, Dominique Méry. Foundations of the B method. Computing and Informatics, 2003, 22, 31 p. ⟨inria-00099794⟩
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