Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 630, 1992, pp 355-369

Using CSP to verify a timed protocol over a fair medium

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Standard timed models of CSP are based upon finite observations, and are thus unsuitable for the analysis of fairness conditions. The addition of infinite observations to the standard timed failures model permits an adequate treatment of fairness in a timed context. The resulting model admits a complete proof system for admissible specifications, and supports a theory of timed refinement for untimed programs. This is demonstrated with a study of a familiar protocol—the alternating bit protocol—communicating over an unreliable but fair medium.