Process Algebra in PVS

  • Twan Basten
  • Jozef Hooman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1579)


The aim of this work is to investigate mechanical support for process algebra, both for concrete applications and theoretical properties. Two approaches are presented using the verification system PVS. One approach declares process terms as an uninterpreted type and specifies equality on terms by axioms. This is convenient for concrete applications where the rewrite mechanisms of PVS can be exploited. For the verification of theoretical results, often induction principles are needed. They are provided by the second approach where process terms are defined as an abstract datatype with a separate equivalence relation.


Basic Term Process Algebra Process Term Concrete Application Inductive Proof 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Twan Basten
    • 1
  • Jozef Hooman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computing ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Computing Science InstituteUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

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