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Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models

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Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models. / Xu, T.; Santos, O. M.; Ge, X.; Woodcock, J.

Computers in Railways XII, COMPRAIL 2010. 2010. p. 815-826 (WIT Transactions on the Built Environment; Vol. 114).

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Xu, T, Santos, OM, Ge, X & Woodcock, J 2010, Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models. in Computers in Railways XII, COMPRAIL 2010. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, vol. 114, pp. 815-826, 12th International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railways and other Transit Systems, COMPRAIL 2010, Beijing, China, 31/08/10. https://doi.org/10.2495/CR100741

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Xu, T., Santos, O. M., Ge, X., & Woodcock, J. (2010). Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models. In Computers in Railways XII, COMPRAIL 2010 (pp. 815-826). (WIT Transactions on the Built Environment; Vol. 114). https://doi.org/10.2495/CR100741

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Xu T, Santos OM, Ge X, Woodcock J. Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models. In Computers in Railways XII, COMPRAIL 2010. 2010. p. 815-826. (WIT Transactions on the Built Environment). https://doi.org/10.2495/CR100741

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Xu, T. ; Santos, O. M. ; Ge, X. ; Woodcock, J. / Use of model transformation for the formal analysis of railway interlocking models. Computers in Railways XII, COMPRAIL 2010. 2010. pp. 815-826 (WIT Transactions on the Built Environment).

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