Properties as Processes:their Specification & Verification

Joel Kelso, George Milne

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    This paper presents a novel application of an untimed process algebra formalism to a class of timing-critical verification problems usually modelled with either timed automata or timed process algebra. We show that a formalism based on interacting automata can model system components, behavioural constraints and properties requiring proof without elaborating the underlying process-algebraic formalism to include explicit timing constructs; and that properties can be verified without introducing temporal logic, model-checking, or refinement relation checking. We demonstrate this technique in detail by application to the Fischer mutual-exclusion protocol, an archetypal example of a system that depends of timing constraints to operate correctly.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)503-517
    JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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