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Focus points and convergent process operators: A proof strategy for protocol verification
, 1995
"... We present a strategy for finding algebraic correctness proofs for communication systems. It is described in the setting of µCRL [11], which is, roughly, ACP [2, 3] extended with a formal treatment of the interaction between data and processes. The strategy has already been applied successfully in [ ..."
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We present a strategy for finding algebraic correctness proofs for communication systems. It is described in the setting of µCRL [11], which is, roughly, ACP [2, 3] extended with a formal treatment of the interaction between data and processes. The strategy has already been applied successfully in [4] and [10], but was not explicitly identified as such. Moreover, the protocols that were verified in these papers were rather complex, so that the general picture was obscured by the amount of details. In this paper, the proof strategy is materialised in the form of definitions and theorems. These results reduce a large part of protocol verification to a number of trivial facts concerning data parameters occurring in implementation and specification. This greatly simplifies protocol verifications and makes our approach amenable to mechanical assistance � experiments in this direction seem promising. The strategy is illustrated by several small examples and one larger example, the Concurrent Alternating Bit Protocol (CABP). Although simple, this protocol contains a large amount of internal parallelism, so that all relevant issues make their appearance.
On automating process algebra proofs
 Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, ISCIS XI
, 1996
"... In [10] Groote and Springintveld incorporated several modeloriented techniques { such asinvariants, matching criteria, state mappings { in the processalgebraic framework of CRL for structuring and simplifying protocol veri cations. In this paper, we formalise these extensions in Coq, which is a pr ..."
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In [10] Groote and Springintveld incorporated several modeloriented techniques { such asinvariants, matching criteria, state mappings { in the processalgebraic framework of CRL for structuring and simplifying protocol veri cations. In this paper, we formalise these extensions in Coq, which is a proof development tool based on type theory. In the updated framework, the length of proof constructions is reduced significantly. Moreover, the new approach allows for more automation (proof generation) than was possible in the past. The results are illustrated by an example in which we prove two queue representations equal. 1