A Proof System for the pi-calculus

Amadio, Roberto and Dam, Mads (1996) A Proof System for the pi-calculus. [SICS Report]



We study the problem of specifying and verifying properties of pi-calculus processes while relying on a bisimulation semantics. As our property specification language we use a version of the modal mu-calculus adapted to the pi-calculus. We show that the logical language is sufficiently expressive to characterize by means of a finite formula a process up to any approximation of the bisimulation relation. We consider the problem of checking that a process of the pi-calculus satisfies a specification expressed in this modal mu-calculus. We develop an algorithm which is sound in general, and complete for processes having a finite reachability property. Finally, we present a proof system which can be applied to prove non-recursive properties of arbitrary processes. We show that the system is complete on the non-recursive fragment of the logical language.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Process Algebra, Temporal Logic, Mobile Processes, Compositional Verification, Model Checking
ID Code:2157
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:22 Oct 2007
Last Modified:26 Sep 2016 13:56

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