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A verification technique for reversible process algebra

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Abstract

A verification method for distributed systems based on decoupling forward and backward behaviour is proposed. This method uses an event structure based algorithm that, given a CCS process, constructs its causal compression relative to a choice of observable actions. Verifying the original process equipped with distributed backtracking on non-observable actions, is equivalent to verifying its relative compression which in general is much smaller. The method compares well with direct bisimulation based methods. Benchmarks for the classic dining philosophers problem show that causal compression is rather efficient both time- and space-wise. State of the art verification tools can successfully handle more than 15 agents, whereas they can handle no more than 5 following the traditional direct method; an altogether spectacular improvement, since in this example the specification size is exponential in the number of agents. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Krivine, J. (2013). A verification technique for reversible process algebra. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 7581 LNCS, pp. 204–217). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36315-3_17

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