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UB2SQL : a tool for building database applications using UML and B formal method

Abstract : UB2SQL is a tool for designing and developing database applications using UML and B formal method. The approach supported by UB2SQL consists of two successive phases. In the first phase, with the design of applications using class, state and collaboration diagrams, B specifications are automatically generated from UML diagrams; the diagrams are then augmented with these B specifications in place. The second phase deals with the refinement of these B specifications into a relational database implementation, for which UML representation is constructed. In both phases, proofs are achieved to ensure correctness of the obtained B specification and correctness of the refinement process. To overcome the lack of rules and tactics in the B prover, UB2SQL defines specific rules and tactics making the proof task seem like a push-button activity. To increase the usability of UB2SQL in both academic and industrial contexts, the tool has been integrated as a plug-in to the Rational Rose CASE tool. Such integration allows users to develop and be able to visualize graphical UML diagrams and formal B notation in a single environment
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Amel Mammar, Régine Laleau. UB2SQL : a tool for building database applications using UML and B formal method. Advanced principles for improving database design, systems modeling, and software development, Information Science Publishing, pp.111 - 131, 2008, Advances in Database Research, 978-1-60566-172-8. ⟨10.4018/978-1-60566-172-8.ch007⟩. ⟨hal-01326381⟩



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