EVP: Integration of FDTs for the analysis and verification of communication protocols

  • P. Merino
  • J. M. Troya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1102)


EVP is an integrated tool-set for specification and the analysis of communication protocols and distributed systems. Specifications in standard Formal Description Techniques (FDTs) like SDL or LOTOS are translated into a common language, and then analysed with tools for this internal representation. The common language is a concurrent logic language specially designed for distributed programming. The analysis consists in interactive simulation and automatic verification.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Merino
    • 1
  • J. M. Troya
    • 1
  1. 1.Depto. Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación. ETSI Informática-ETSI TelecomunicaciónUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain

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