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Graphical Verification of a Spatial Logic for the Graphical Verification of a Spatial Logic for the pi-calculus

Gadducci, Fabio and Lluch-Lafuente, Alberto Graphical Verification of a Spatial Logic for the Graphical Verification of a Spatial Logic for the pi-calculus. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 154 (2). pp. 31-46. ISSN 1571-0661 (2006)

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The paper introduces a novel approach to the verification of spatial properties for finite [pi]-calculus specifications. The mechanism is based on a recently proposed graphical encoding for mobile calculi: Each process is mapped into a (ranked) graph, such that the denotation is fully abstract with respect to the usual structural congruence (i.e., two processes are equivalent exactly when the corresponding encodings yield the same graph). Spatial properties for reasoning about the behavior and the structure of pi-calculus processes are then expressed in a logic introduced by Caires, and they are verified on the graphical encoding of a process, rather than on its textual representation. More precisely, the graphical presentation allows for providing a simple and easy to implement verification algorithm based on the graphical encoding (returning true if and only if a given process verifies a given spatial formula).

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.entcs.2005.03.031
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Workshop on Graph Transformation for Verification and Concurrency (GT-VC 2005).
Funders: Research partly supported by the EU within the projects HPRN-CT-2002-00275 SegraVis (Syntactic and Semantic Integration of Visual Modelling Techniques) and IST-2004-16004 SEnSOria (Software Engineering for Service-Oriented Overlay Computers).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process calculi; spatial logic; verification
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
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Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 15:04
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/162

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