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Refinement

Semantics, Languages and Applications

  • John Derrick
  • Eerke Boiten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-26
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    5. John Derrick, Eerke Boiten
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    6. John Derrick, Eerke Boiten
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  3. Refinement in Specification Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
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      Pages 85-120
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    4. John Derrick, Eerke Boiten
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  4. Relating Notions of Refinement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
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    3. John Derrick, Eerke Boiten
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    4. John Derrick, Eerke Boiten
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About this book

Introduction

Refinement is one of the cornerstones of a formal approach to software engineering. Refinement is all about turning an abstract description (of a soft or hardware system) into something closer to implementation. It provides that essential bridge between higher level requirements and an implementation of those requirements. 

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to refinement for the researcher or graduate student. It introduces refinement in different semantic models, and shows how refinement is defined and used within some of the major formal methods and languages in use today. 

It (1) introduces the reader to different ways of looking at refinement, relating refinement to observations(2) shows how these are realised in different semantic models (3) shows how different formal methods use different models of refinement, and (4) how these models of refinement are related. 

Keywords

Formal methods Refinement Semantic models Z, B, Event-B, CSP Language

Authors and affiliations

  • John Derrick
    • 1
  • Eerke Boiten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and InformaticsDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92711-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92709-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92711-4
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