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Inevitability in concurrent systems. (English) Zbl 0653.68011
Summary: This paper deals with the concurrent systems viewed as partially ordered sets. A set of system states is called inevitable if each execution of the system sooner or later meets this set. A formal definition of inevitability in arbitrary concurrent systems is proposed. Some properties of inevitable sets are proved.

MSC:
68Q65 Abstract data types; algebraic specification
06A06 Partial orders, general
68N25 Theory of operating systems
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
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