Isabelle/Circus: A Process Specification and Verification Environment. The Circus specification language combines elements for complex data and behavior specifications, using an integration of Z and CSP with a refinement calculus. Its semantics is based on Hoare and He’s unifying theories of programming (UTP). We develop a machine-checked, formal semantics based on a “shallow embedding” of Circus in Isabelle/UTP (our semantic theory of UTP based on Isabelle/HOL). We derive proof rules from this semantics and implement tactic support that finally allows for proofs of refinement for Circus processes (involving both data and behavioral aspects). This proof environment supports a syntax for the semantic definitions which is close to textbook presentations of Circus.

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  1. Foster, Simon; Thiele, Bernhard; Cavalcanti, Ana; Woodcock, Jim: Towards a UTP semantics for Modelica (2017)
  2. Zeyda, Frank; Foster, Simon; Freitas, Leo: An axiomatic value model for Isabelle/UTP (2017)
  3. Bourke, Timothy; van Glabbeek, Robert J.; Höfner, Peter: Mechanizing a process algebra for network protocols (2016)
  4. Foster, Simon; Zeyda, Frank; Woodcock, Jim: Unifying heterogeneous state-spaces with lenses (2016)
  5. Foster, Simon; Zeyda, Frank; Woodcock, Jim: Isabelle/UTP: a mechanised theory engineering framework (2015)
  6. Bourke, Timothy; van Glabbeek, Robert J.; Höfner, Peter: Showing invariance compositionally for a process algebra for network protocols (2014)
  7. Bourke, Timothy; van Glabbeek, Rob; Höfner, Peter: A mechanized proof of loop freedom of the (untimed) AODV routing protocol (2014)
  8. Butterfield, Andrew: The logic of (U\cdot(TP)^2) (2013)
  9. Cavalcanti, Ana; Mota, Alexandre; Woodcock, Jim: Simulink timed models for program verification (2013)
  10. Foster, Simon; Woodcock, Jim: Unifying theories of programming in Isabelle (2013)
  11. Wei, Kun; Woodcock, Jim; Burns, Alan: Modelling temporal behaviour in complex systems with Timebands (2013)
  12. Wei, Kun; Woodcock, Jim; Cavalcanti, Ana: \textitCircusTime with reactive designs (2013)
  13. Feliachi, Abderrahmane; Gaudel, Marie-Claude; Wolff, Burkhart: Isabelle/Circus: a process specification and verification environment (2012) ioport