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Parameterized systems in BIP: design and model checking. (English) Zbl 1392.68254
Desharnais, Josée (ed.) et al., 27th international conference on concurrency theory, CONCUR 2016, Québec City, Canada, August 23–26, 2016. Proceedings. Wadern: Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Zentrum für Informatik (ISBN 978-3-95977-017-0). LIPIcs – Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 59, Article 30, 16 p. (2016).
Summary: BIP is a component-based framework for system design built on three pillars: behavior, interaction, and priority. In this paper, we introduce first-order interaction logic (FOIL) that extends BIP without priority to systems parameterized in the number of components. We show that FOIL captures classical parameterized architectures such as token-passing rings, cliques of identical components communicating with rendezvous or broadcast, and client-server systems.
Although the BIP framework includes efficient verification tools for statically-defined systems, none are available for parameterized systems with an unbounded number of components. On the other hand, the parameterized model checking literature contains a wealth of techniques for systems of classical architectures. However, application of these results requires a deep understanding of parameterized model checking techniques and their underlying mathematical models. To overcome these difficulties, we introduce a framework that automatically identifies parameterized model checking techniques applicable to a BIP design. To our knowledge, it is the first framework that allows one to apply prominent parameterized model checking results in a systematic way.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1351.68014].

MSC:
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
03B70 Logic in computer science
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
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