Symbolic Reachability for Process Algebras with Recursive Data Types

  • Stefan Blom
  • Jaco van de Pol
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5160)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a symbolic reachability algorithm for process algebras with recursive data types. Like the various saturation based algorithms of Ciardo et al, the algorithm is based on partitioning of the transition relation into events whose influence is local. As new features, our algorithm supports recursive data types and allows unbounded non-determinism, which is needed to support open systems with data. The algorithm does not use any specific features of process algebras. That is, it will work for any system that consists of a fixed number of communicating processes, where in each atomic step only a subset of the processes participate. As proof of concept we have implemented the algorithm in the context of the μCRL toolset. We also compared the performance of this prototype with the performance of the existing explicit tools on a set of typical case studies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Blom
    • 1
  • Jaco van de Pol
    • 1
  1. 1.Formal Methods and Tools, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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