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An overview and synthesis on timed process algebras
, 1991
"... We present anoverview and synthesis of existing results about process algebras for the speci cation and analysis of timed systems. The motivation is double: present anoverview of some relevant and representative approaches and suggest a unifying framework for them. time, we propose a general model f ..."
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We present anoverview and synthesis of existing results about process algebras for the speci cation and analysis of timed systems. The motivation is double: present anoverview of some relevant and representative approaches and suggest a unifying framework for them. time, we propose a general model for them: transition systems whose labels are either elements ofavocabulary of actions or elements of a time domain. Many properties of this model are studied concerning their impact on description capabilities and on realisability issues. An overview of the language features of the process algebras considered is presented, by focusing on constructs used to express time constraints. The presentation is organised as an exercise of building a timed process algebra from a standard process algebra for untimed systems. The overview is completed by a discussion about description capabilities according to semantic and pragmatic criteria. 1
The Algebra of Timed Processes ATP: Theory and Application
 INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION
, 1994
"... We study a process algebra ATP for the description and analysis of systems of timed processes. An important feature of the algebra is that its vocabulary of actions contains a distinguished element . An occurrence of is a time event representing progress of time. The algebra has, apart from standar ..."
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We study a process algebra ATP for the description and analysis of systems of timed processes. An important feature of the algebra is that its vocabulary of actions contains a distinguished element . An occurrence of is a time event representing progress of time. The algebra has, apart from standard operators of process algebras like CCS or ACP, a primitive binary unitdelay operator. For two arguments, processes P and Q, this operator gives a process which behaves as P if started before the occurrence of a time action and as Q otherwise. From this operator we define dunit delay operators that can model delay constructs of languages, like timeouts or watchdogs. The use of such operators is illustrated by examples. ATP is provided with a complete axiomatisation with respect to strong bisimulation semantics. It is shown that the algebras obtained by adding the various dunit delay operators to ATP are conservative extensions of it.
TimeConstrained Automata
 CONCUR '91: 2nd International Conference on Concurrency Theory, volume 527 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 1991
"... ) Michael Merritt AT&T Bell Laboratories 600 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill, NJ 07974 merritt@research.att.com Francesmary Modugno School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 fmm@cs.cmu.edu Mark R. Tuttle DEC Cambridge Research Lab One Kendall Sq., Bldg. 700 Cambridg ..."
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) Michael Merritt AT&T Bell Laboratories 600 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill, NJ 07974 merritt@research.att.com Francesmary Modugno School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 fmm@cs.cmu.edu Mark R. Tuttle DEC Cambridge Research Lab One Kendall Sq., Bldg. 700 Cambridge, MA 02139 tuttle@crl.dec.com Abstract In this paper, we augment the inputoutput automaton model in order to reason about time in concurrent systems, and we prove simple properties of this augmentation. The inputoutput automata model is a useful model for reasoning about computation in concurrent and distributed systems because it allows fundamental properties such as fairness and compositionality to be expressed easily and naturally. A unique property of the model is that systems are modeled as the composition of autonomous components. This paper describes a way to add a notion of time to the model in a way that preserves these properties. The result is a simple, compositional model fo...
From ATP to Timed Graphs and Hybrid Systems
, 1993
"... The paper presents results of ongoing work aiming at the unification of some behavioral description formalisms for timed systems. We propose for the algebra of timed processes ATP a very general semantics in terms of a time domain. It is then shown how ATP can be translated into a variant of timed g ..."
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The paper presents results of ongoing work aiming at the unification of some behavioral description formalisms for timed systems. We propose for the algebra of timed processes ATP a very general semantics in terms of a time domain. It is then shown how ATP can be translated into a variant of timed graphs. This result allows the application of existing modelchecking techniques to ATP. Finally, we propose a notion of hybrid systems as a generalization of timed graphs. Such systems can evolve, either by executing a discrete transition, or by performing some "continuous " transformation. The formalisms studied admit the same class of models: time deterministic and time continuous, possibly infinitely branching transition systems labeled by actions or durations.
Forward and backward simulations for timingbased systems
 In de Bakker et al
, 1991
"... A general automaton model for timingbased systems is presented and is used as the context for developing a variety of simulation proof techniques for such systems. As a first step, a comprehensive overview of simulation techniques for simple untimed automata is given. In particular, soundness and ..."
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A general automaton model for timingbased systems is presented and is used as the context for developing a variety of simulation proof techniques for such systems. As a first step, a comprehensive overview of simulation techniques for simple untimed automata is given. In particular, soundness and completeness results for (1) refinements, (2) forward and backward simulations, (3) forwardbackward and backwardforward simulations, and (4) history and prophecy relations are given. History and prophecy relations are new and are abstractions of the history variables of Owicki and Gries and the prophecy variables of Abadi and Lamport, respectively. As a subsequent step, it is shown how most of the results for untimed automata can be carried over to the setting of timed automata. In fact, many of the results for the timed case are obtained as consequences of the analogous results for the untimed case.
A brief history of process algebra
 Theor. Comput. Sci
, 2004
"... Abstract. This note addresses the history of process algebra as an area of research in concurrency theory, the theory of parallel and distributed systems in computer science. Origins are traced back to the early seventies of the twentieth century, and developments since that time are sketched. The a ..."
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Abstract. This note addresses the history of process algebra as an area of research in concurrency theory, the theory of parallel and distributed systems in computer science. Origins are traced back to the early seventies of the twentieth century, and developments since that time are sketched. The author gives his personal views on these matters. He also considers the present situation, and states some challenges for the future.
Process Algebra for Performance Evaluation
, 2000
"... This paper surveys the theoretical developments in the field of stochastic process algebras, process algebras where action occurrences may be subject to a delay that is determined by a random variable. A huge class of resourcesharing systems  like largescale computers, clientserver architectur ..."
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This paper surveys the theoretical developments in the field of stochastic process algebras, process algebras where action occurrences may be subject to a delay that is determined by a random variable. A huge class of resourcesharing systems  like largescale computers, clientserver architectures, networks  can accurately be described using such stochastic specification formalisms.
Verification of an Audio Control Protocol
 FORMAL TECHNIQUES IN REALTIME AND FAULTTOLERANT SYSTEMS
, 1994
"... We analyze a simple version of a protocol developed by Philips for the physical layer of an interface bus that connects the various devices of some stereo equipment (tuner, CD player,...). The protocol, which uses Manchester encoding, has to deal with a significant uncertainty in the timing of event ..."
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We analyze a simple version of a protocol developed by Philips for the physical layer of an interface bus that connects the various devices of some stereo equipment (tuner, CD player,...). The protocol, which uses Manchester encoding, has to deal with a significant uncertainty in the timing of events, due to both hardware and software constraints. We present a formal specification of the protocol, and a proof of correctness for the case where the tolerance of the clocks used within the system is less than 1/17 . A counterexample shows that the protocol fails for tolerances greater than or equal to this value. The verification is carried out using a model of linear hybrid systems, which is similar to the phase transition system model of Manna and Pnueli, and the model of linear hybrid automata of Alur, Henzinger and Ho. The semantics of linear hybrid systems is defined via a translation to the timed I/O automata model of Lynch and Vaandrager.
The Element of Surprise in Timed Games
"... We consider concurrent twoperson games played in real time, in which the players decide both which action to play, and when to play it. Such timed games differ from untimed games in two essential ways. First, players can take each other by surprise, because actions are played with delays that canno ..."
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We consider concurrent twoperson games played in real time, in which the players decide both which action to play, and when to play it. Such timed games differ from untimed games in two essential ways. First, players can take each other by surprise, because actions are played with delays that cannot be anticipated by the opponent. Second, a player should not be able to win the game by preventing time from diverging. We present a model of timed games that preserves the element of surprise and accounts for time divergence in a way that treats both players symmetrically and applies to all !regular winning conditions.
Action Transducers and Timed Automata
 Formal Aspects of Computing
, 1996
"... The timed automaton model of [LV92, LV93] is a general model for timingbased systems. A notion of timed action transducer is here defined as an automatatheoretic way of representing operations on timed automata. It is shown that two timed trace inclusion relations are substitutive with respect to ..."
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The timed automaton model of [LV92, LV93] is a general model for timingbased systems. A notion of timed action transducer is here defined as an automatatheoretic way of representing operations on timed automata. It is shown that two timed trace inclusion relations are substitutive with respect to operations that can be described by timed action transducers. Examples are given of operations that can be described in this way, and a preliminary proposal is given for an appropriate language of operators for describing timingbased systems.