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State Space Reduction for Process Algebra Specifications

  • Hubert Garavel
  • Wendelin Serwe
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3116)

Abstract

Data-flow analysis to identify “dead” variables and reset them to an “undefined” value is an effective technique for fighting state explosion in the enumerative verification of concurrent systems. Although this technique is well-adapted to imperative languages, it is not directly applicable to value-passing process algebras, in which variables cannot be reset explicitly due to the single-assignment constraints of the functional programming style. This paper addresses this problem by performing data-flow analysis on an intermediate model (Petri nets extended with state variables) into which process algebra specifications can be translated automatically. It also addresses important issues, such as avoiding the introduction of useless reset operations and handling shared read-only variables that children processes inherit from their parents.

Keywords

Network Model Root Unit Shared Variable Label Transition System Process Algebra 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert Garavel
    • 1
  • Wendelin Serwe
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA Rhône-Alpes / VASYMontbonnot St MartinFrance

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