Verification of Ad Hoc Networks with Node and Communication Failures

  • Giorgio Delzanno
  • Arnaud Sangnier
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7273)


We investigate the impact of node and communication failures on the decidability and complexity of parametric verification of a formal model of ad hoc networks. We start by considering three possible types of node failures: intermittence, restart, and crash. Then we move to three cases of communication failures: nondeterministic message loss, message loss due to conflicting emissions, and detectable conflicts. Interestingly, we prove that the considered decision problem (reachability of a control state) is decidable for node intermittence and message loss (either nondeterministic or due to conflicts) while it turns out to be undecidable for node restart/crash, and conflict detection.


Local Transition Network Semantic Node Failure Broadcast Message Communication Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Delzanno
    • 1
  • Arnaud Sangnier
    • 2
  • Gianluigi Zavattaro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GenovaItaly
  2. 2.LIAFA, Univ. Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, CNRSFrance
  3. 3.INRIA - FOCUS Research TeamUniversity of BolognaItaly

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