Using B as a High Level Programming Language in an Industrial Project: Roissy VAL

  • Frédéric Badeau
  • Arnaud Amelot
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3455)


In this article we would like to go back on B used to design software, by presenting the industrial process established through years by Siemens Transportation Systems on a real project: the VAL shuttle for Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. In this project, the logical core of an equipment located along the tracks and driving the shuttles is designed with B.

By confronting this B software development, with the historical context, we show that B can be used as a high-level programming language offering the feature of proving properties. We show how this process is used to build, by construction, a large size software with very few design errors ever since its first release, and for a predefined cost.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frédéric Badeau
    • 1
  • Arnaud Amelot
    • 2
  1. 1.ClearSy, Europarc de Pichaury bat. C1Aix-en-ProvenceFrance
  2. 2.Siemens Transportation SystemsMontrougeFrance

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