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Expressivity of coalgebraic modal logic: The limits and beyond
 IN FOUNDATIONS OF SOFTWARE SCIENCE AND COMPUTATION STRUCTURES, VOLUME 3441 OF LNCS
, 2005
"... Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, c ..."
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Modal logic has a good claim to being the logic of choice for describing the reactive behaviour of systems modeled as coalgebras. Logics with modal operators obtained from socalled predicate liftings have been shown to be invariant under behavioral equivalence. Expressivity results stating that, conversely, logically indistinguishable states are behaviorally equivalent depend on the existence of separating sets of predicate liftings for the signature functor at hand. Here, we provide a classification result for predicate liftings which leads to an easy criterion for the existence of such separating sets, and we give simple examples of functors that fail to admit expressive normal or monotone modal logics, respectively, or in fact an expressive (unary) modal logic at all. We then move on to polyadic modal logic, where modal operators may take more than one argument formula. We show that every accessible functor admits an expressive polyadic modal logic. Moreover, expressive polyadic modal logics are, unlike unary modal logics, compositional.
From Bialgebraic Semantics to Congruence Formats
, 2005
"... A general and abstract framework to defining congruence formats for various process equivalences coalgebraic approach to process equivalence, based on a notion of test suite. The resulting technique is illustrated on the example of completed trace equivalence. Rather than providing formal proofs, th ..."
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A general and abstract framework to defining congruence formats for various process equivalences coalgebraic approach to process equivalence, based on a notion of test suite. The resulting technique is illustrated on the example of completed trace equivalence. Rather than providing formal proofs, the paper is guiding the reader through the process of deriving a congruence format in the test suite approach.
The least fibred lifting and the expressivity of coalgebraic modal logic
 In Proc. CALCO 2005, volume 3629 of LNCS
, 2005
"... and relationpreserving functions. In this paper, the least (fibrewise) of such liftings, L(B), is characterized for essentially any B. The lifting has all the useful properties of the relation lifting due to Jacobs, without the usual assumption of weak pullback preservation; if B preserves weak pu ..."
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and relationpreserving functions. In this paper, the least (fibrewise) of such liftings, L(B), is characterized for essentially any B. The lifting has all the useful properties of the relation lifting due to Jacobs, without the usual assumption of weak pullback preservation; if B preserves weak pullbacks, the two liftings coincide. Equivalence relations can be viewed as Boolean algebras of subsets (predicates, tests). This correspondence relates L(B) to the least test suite lifting T (B), which is defined in the spirit of predicate lifting as used in coalgebraic modal logic. Properties of T (B) translate to a general expressivity result for a modal logic for Bcoalgebras. In the resulting logic, modal operators of any arity can appear. 1
Bialgebraic Methods and Modal Logic in Structural Operational Semantics
 Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
, 2007
"... Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various ..."
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Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational semantics (SOS). An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various kinds of operational descriptions in a uniform fashion. In this paper, bialgebraic semantics is combined with a coalgebraic approach to modal logic in a novel, general approach to proving the compositionality of process equivalences for languages defined by structural operational semantics. To prove compositionality, one provides a notion of behaviour for logical formulas, and defines an SOSlike specification of modal operators which reflects the original SOS specification of the language. This approach can be used to define SOS congruence formats as well as to prove compositionality for specific languages and equivalences. Key words: structural operational semantics, coalgebra, bialgebra, modal logic, congruence format 1
Bialgebraic methods in structural operational semantics
 ENTCS
, 2007
"... Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational specifications. An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various k ..."
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Bialgebraic semantics, invented a decade ago by Turi and Plotkin, is an approach to formal reasoning about wellbehaved structural operational specifications. An extension of algebraic and coalgebraic methods, it abstracts from concrete notions of syntax and system behaviour, thus treating various kinds of operational descriptions in a uniform fashion. In this talk, the current state of the art in the area of bialgebraic semantics is presented, and its prospects for the future are sketched. In particular, a combination of basic bialgebraic techniques with a categorical approach to modal logic is described, as an abstract approach to proving compositionality by decomposing modal logics over structural operational specifications. Keywords:
A coalgebraic approach to the semantics of the ambient calculus
 ALGEBRA AND COALGEBRA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 2005
"... Recently, various process calculi have been introduced which are suited for the modelling of mobile computation and in particular the mobility of program code; a prominent example is the ambient calculus. Due to the complexity of the involved spatial reduction, there is — in contrast to the situatio ..."
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Recently, various process calculi have been introduced which are suited for the modelling of mobile computation and in particular the mobility of program code; a prominent example is the ambient calculus. Due to the complexity of the involved spatial reduction, there is — in contrast to the situation in standard process algebra — up to now no satisfying coalgebraic representation of a mobile process calculus. Here, we discuss a coalgebraic denotational semantics for the ambient calculus, viewed as a step towards a generic coalgebraic framework for modelling mobile systems. Crucial features of our modelling are a set of GSOS style transition rules for the ambient calculus, a hardwiring of the socalled hardening relation in the functorial signature, and a setbased treatment of hidden name sharing. The formal representation of this framework is cast in the algebraiccoalgebraic specification language CoCasl.
GENERALIZING DETERMINIZATION FROM AUTOMATA TO COALGEBRAS
"... Abstract. The powerset construction is a standard method for converting a nondeterministic automaton into a deterministic one recognizing the same language. In this paper, we lift the powerset construction from automata to the more general framework of coalgebras with structured state spaces. Coalge ..."
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Abstract. The powerset construction is a standard method for converting a nondeterministic automaton into a deterministic one recognizing the same language. In this paper, we lift the powerset construction from automata to the more general framework of coalgebras with structured state spaces. Coalgebra is an abstract framework for the uniform study of different kinds of dynamical systems. An endofunctor F determines both the type of systems (Fcoalgebras) and a notion of behavioural equivalence (∼F) amongst them. Many types of transition systems and their equivalences can be captured by a functor F. For example, for deterministic automata the derived equivalence is language equivalence, while for nondeterministic automata it is ordinary bisimilarity. We give several examples of applications of our generalized determinization construction, including partial Mealy machines, (structured) Moore automata, Rabin probabilistic automata, and, somewhat surprisingly, even pushdown automata. To further witness the generality of the approach we show how to characterize coalgebraically several equivalences which have been object of interest in the concurrency community, such as failure or ready
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Coalgebras, Stone Duality, Modal Logic
, 2006
"... A brief outline of the topics of the course could be as follows. Coalgebras generalise transition systems. Modal logics are the natural logics for coalgebras. Stone duality provides the relationship between coalgebras and modal logic. Furthermore, some basic category theory is needed to understand c ..."
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A brief outline of the topics of the course could be as follows. Coalgebras generalise transition systems. Modal logics are the natural logics for coalgebras. Stone duality provides the relationship between coalgebras and modal logic. Furthermore, some basic category theory is needed to understand coalgebras as well as Stone duality. So we