Fabrice, B., Dadeau, F., Legeard, B. & Utting, M.(2005). Symbolic animation of JML specifications. In Proceeding of International Symposium of Formal Methods Europe, Newcastle, UK, July 18-22, 2005(pp. 75-90). Berlin: Springer.
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This paper presents a model-based framework for the symbolic animation of object-oriented specifications. A customized set-theoretic solver is used to simulate the execution of the system and handle constraints on state variables. We define a framework for animating object-oriented specifications with dynamic object creations, interactions and inheritance. We show how this technique can be applied to Java Modeling Language (JML) specifications, making it possible to animate Java programs that only contain method interfaces and no code!