Deciding bisimulation equivalences for a class of non-finite-state programs

Jonsson, Bengt and Parrow, Joachim (1989) Deciding bisimulation equivalences for a class of non-finite-state programs. [SICS Report]



Traditionally, many automatic program verification techniques are applicable only to finite-state programs. In this paper we show how to extend some verification techniques to infinite-state programs that may read, store, and write data but not perform any other computations. We present algorithms for deciding strong equivalence and observation equivalence, defined by bisimulations (as in CCS), between such programs. These algorithms have major applications in verification of communication protocols. The equivalence problems are shown to be NP-hard in the size of the programs.

Item Type:SICS Report
Additional Information:A revised and more complete version located in Proc. 6th Annual Symp. on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science, Paderborn, FRG, Feb. 1989. Published in Springer-Verlag's series: Lectures Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 349, 1989, pp. 421-433. Original report number R89008.
ID Code:2520
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:28 Sep 2009
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:10

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