## Bialgebraic Operational Semantics and Modal Logic (extended abstract)

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@MISC{Klin_bialgebraicoperational,

author = {Bartek Klin},

title = {Bialgebraic Operational Semantics and Modal Logic (extended abstract)},

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

A novel, general approach is proposed to proving the compositionality of process equivalences on languages defined by Structural Operational Semantics (SOS). The approach, based on modal logic, is inspired by the simple observation that if the set of formulas satisfied by a process can be derived from the corresponding sets for its subprocesses, then the logical equivalence is a congruence. Striving for generality, SOS rules are modeled categorically as bialgebraic distributive laws for some notions of process syntax and behaviour, and modal logics are modeled via coalgebraic polyadic modal logic. Compositionality is proved by providing a suitable notion of behaviour for the logic together with a dual distributive law, reflecting the one modeling the SOS specification. Concretely, the dual laws may appear as SOS-like rules where logical formulas play the role of processes, and their behaviour models logical decomposition over process syntax. The approach can be used either to proving compositionality for specific languages or for defining SOS congruence formats.

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Citation Context ...φ 2where a ∈ A, and with semantics defined on a given LTS by: x |= 〈a〉φ ⇐⇒ ∃y ∈ X. x a −→ y, y |= φ and by the standard interpretation of propositional connectives, characterizes strong bisimilarity =-=[23]-=-. Fragments of HML have also been considered; see [12] for a survey. For example, the fragment without conjunction or negation characterizes trace equivalence on arbitrary LTSs, and the same fragment ... |

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Citation Context ...tributive laws. This makes bialgebraic semantics a general framework for deriving congruence formats for bisimilarities, parametrized by the kind of transition systems; it was used to this purpose in =-=[4, 9, 16]-=- for probabilistic, timed and name-passing systems. In this paper, the framework is further parametrized by the notion of process equivalence. Typically, process equivalences are characterized by moda... |

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Citation Context ...nal proof systems as in [28] and to techniques for modal logic decomposition as in [11]. Also, the notion of spatial modality used here seems to be related to spatial logics for process calculi as in =-=[3, 8]-=-. The precise nature of these connections needs to be studied. Several other problems are left open. Importantly, some guidelines for finding the right logical behaviour Γ are much needed instead of i... |

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Citation Context ...mal description of process algebras (see [5] for many examples). For reasoning about processes a suitable notion of process equivalence is needed. Various equivalences on LTSs have been proposed (see =-=[12]-=- for a survey). Bisimilarity is the most widely studied, but other equivalences such as trace equivalence or testing equivalence have also been considered. Several equivalences have also been proposed... |

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Citation Context ... extending the functors Γ with finite conjunctions as in in §5.3. More interestingly, the SOS-like presentation of logical distributive laws suggests a connection to compositional proof systems as in =-=[28]-=- and to techniques for modal logic decomposition as in [11]. Also, the notion of spatial modality used here seems to be related to spatial logics for process calculi as in [3, 8]. The precise nature o... |

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Citation Context ...rocesses in an LTS are bisimilar if and only if they satisfy the same formulas in Hennessy-Milner logic [15], and fragments of that logic characterize other interesting equivalences on LTSs. Recently =-=[19]-=- we have proposed a categorical generalization of modal logics for coalgebras in arbitrary categories. There, the syntax of a logic is modeled via algebras for an endofunctor, and its semantics via a ... |

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Citation Context ...w axioms. Laws of type (3), (5) or (6) uniquely induce laws of type (7) by appropriate “recursion theorems” [30]. As was observed in [30], proved in detail in [4], and explained on simple examples in =-=[29, 17, 18]-=-, for B = (Pω−) A and for Σ on Set corresponding to an algebraic signature, laws of type (5) correspond to image finite GSOS 3specifications, and hλ is the LTS induced by the corresponding specificat... |

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