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Validating for liveness in hidden adversary systems. (English) Zbl 1277.68143
Goldin, Dina (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the workshop on the foundations of interactive computation (FinCo 2007), Braga, Portugal, March 31, 2007. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 203, No. 3, 53-67 (2008).
Summary: Multi-stream interactive systems can be seen as “hidden adversary” systems (HAS), where the observable behaviour on any interaction channel is affected by interactions happening on other channels. One way of modelling HAS is in the form of a multi-process I/O automata, where each interacting process appears as a token in a shared state space. Constraints in the state space specify how the dynamics of one process affects other processes. We define the “liveness criterion” of each process as the end objective to be achieved by the process. The problem now for each process is to achieve this objective in the face of unforeseen interferences from other processes. In an earlier paper, it was proposed that this uncertainty can be mitigated by collaboration among the disparate processes. Two types of collaboration philosophies were also suggested: altruistic collaboration and pragmatic collaboration. This paper addresses the HAS validation problem where processes collaborate altruistically.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1276.68017].
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
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