An Analysis for Proving Temporal Properties of Biological Systems

  • Roberta Gori
  • Francesca Levi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4279)


This paper concerns the application of formal methods to biological systems, modeled specifically in BioAmbients [34], a variant of the Mobile Ambients [4] calculus. Following the semantic-based approach of abstract interpretation, we define a new static analysis that computes an abstract transition system. Our analysis has two main advantages with respect to the analyses appearing in literature: (i) it is able to address temporal properties which are more general than invariant properties; (ii) it supports, by means of a particular labeling discipline, the validation of systems where several copies of an ambient may appear.


Model Check Abstract State Temporal Property Abstract Interpretation Reachability Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Gori
    • 1
  • Francesca Levi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PisaItaly

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