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Rodin User and Developer Workshop

Plus Rodin Plug-in Development Tutorial

University of Southampton, 15-17 July 2009

Abstracts and slides from the workshop are now available.

Event-B is a formal method for system-level modelling and analysis. The Rodin Platform is an Eclipse-based toolset for Event-B that provides effective support for modelling and automated proof. The platform is open source and is further extendable with plug-ins. A range of plug-ins have already been developed including ones that support animation, model checking and UML-B.

While much of the continued development and use of Rodin takes place within the DEPLOY Project, there is a growing group of users and plug-in developers outside of DEPLOY. In July 2009, DEPLOY organised a workshop at the University of Southampton to bring together existing and potential users and developers of the Rodin toolset and to foster a broader community of Rodin users and developers. For Rodin users the workshop provided an opportunity to share tool experiences and to gain an understanding of on-going tool developments. For plug-in developers the workshop provided an opportunity to showcase their tools and to achieve better coordination of tool development effort. Moving towards an open source development project will mean that features that cannot be resourced from within the project can be developed outside the project. It will also help to guarantee the longer-term future of the Rodin platform. This report contains the abstracts of the presentations at the workshop on 16 and 17 July 2009. The workshop was preceded by a tutorial for Rodin Plug-in developers on 15 July.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton (especially the organisational work of Maggie Bond), the DEPLOY project and additional government funding.

Abstracts and slides from the workshop are now available.


Michael Butler, University of Southampton

Stefan Hallerstede, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Laurent Voisin, Systerel