Z User Workshop

Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Z User Meeting Oxford, 15 December 1989

  • John E. Nicholls
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. J. M. Spivey, B. A. Sufrin
    Pages 6-31
  3. K. Lano, P. T. Breuer
    Pages 46-70
  4. A. J. J. Dick, P. J. Krause, J. Cozens
    Pages 71-85
  5. Michael Johnson, Paul Sanders
    Pages 86-112
  6. Ian Hayes
    Pages 113-127
  7. Mike Flynn, Tim Hoverd, David Brazier
    Pages 128-141
  8. David Brownbridge
    Pages 142-149
  9. T. C. Nash
    Pages 150-178
  10. Mark Phillips
    Pages 179-185
  11. Robin Whitty
    Pages 186-191
  12. David Cooper
    Pages 192-194
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 243-279

About these proceedings


The mathematical concepts and notational conventions we know of as Z were first proposed around 1981. Its origins were in line with the objectives of the PRG - to establish a mathematical basis for program­ ming concepts and to verify the work by case studies with industry. Hence among early Z users some were from academic circles, with interests in the mathematical basis of programming; others came from industry and were involved with pilot projects and case studies linked with the Programming Research Group. Four years ago we had the first Z User Meeting, a fairly modest affair with representatives more or less equally divided between academia and industry. At the first meeting there were, as in this meeting, a variety of technical papers, reports of work in progress and discussions. A number of people from industry came along, either because they had begun to use Z or were curious about the new direction. In the discussion sessions at the end of the meeting, there were calls from attendees for the establishment of a more stable base for the notation, including work on its documentation and standards. Many of these requests have now been satisfied and the notation is now being proposed for standards development.


CASE High integrity software Specification algorithm algorithms design development documentation formal method formal methods formal specification programming software standards structured analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • John E. Nicholls
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford University Programming Research GroupOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19627-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3877-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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