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Title Towards Dynamic Population Management of Abstract Machines in the B Method
Abstract We study some restrictions associated with the mechanisms for structuring and modularising specifications in the B abstract machine notation. We propose an extension of the language that allows one to specify machines whose constituent modules (other abstract machines) may change dynamically, ie at run time. In this way, we increase the expressiveness of B by adding support for a common activity of the current systems design practice. The extensions were made without having to make considerable changes in the semantics of standard B. We provide some examples to show the increased expressive power, and argue that our proposed extensions respect the methodological principles of the B method.
Organisation CCLRC , BITD
Keywords Structuring mechanisms , dynamic reconfiguration. , modularisation , object orientation
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Formal Specification and Development in Z and B: Third International Conference of B and Z Users (ZB 2003), Turku, Finland, 4-6 Jun 2003, (2003). zb2003.ps 2003