Validating the RBAC ANSI 2012 standard using B

Abstract : We validate the RBAC ANSI 2012 standard using the B method. Numerous problems are identified: logical errors, inconsisten- cies, ambiguities, typing errors, missing preconditions, invariant violation, inappropriate specification notation. A clean version of the standard written in the B notation is proposed. We argue that the ad hoc mathematical notation used in the standard is inappropriate and we propose that a more methodological and tool-supported approach must definitely be used for writing standards, in order to avoid the issues identified in the paper. Human reviewing is insufficient to produce error-free international standards
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Nghi Huynh, Marc Frappier, Amel Mammar, Régine Laleau, Jules Desharnais. Validating the RBAC ANSI 2012 standard using B. ABZ 2014 : 4th International Conference on Abstract State Machines, Alloy, B, TLA, VDM, and Z, Jun 2014, Toulouse, France. pp.255 - 270, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-43652-3_22⟩. ⟨hal-01264810⟩

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