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State Distribution Policy for Distributed Model Checking of Actor Models
University of Tehran, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tehran, Iran & Reykjavik University, School of Computer Science, Reykjavik, Island.
Reykjavik University, School of Computer Science, Reykjavik, Island.
Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4869-6794
University of Tehran, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tehran, Iran.
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2015 (English)In: Electronic Communications of the EASST, ISSN 1863-2122, E-ISSN 1863-2122, Vol. 72, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Model checking temporal properties is often reduced to finding accepting cycles in Buchi automata. A key ingredient for an effective distributed model ¨ checking technique is a distribution policy that does not split the potential accepting cycles of the corresponding automaton among several nodes. In this paper, we introduce a distribution policy to reduce the number of split cycles. This policy is based on the call dependency graph, obtained from the message passing skeleton of the model. We prove theoretical results about the correspondence between the cycles of call dependency graph and the cycles of the concrete state space and provide empirical data obtained from applying our distribution policy in state space generation and reachability analysis. We take Rebeca, an imperative interpretation of actors, as our modeling language and implement the introduced policy in its distributed state space generator. Our technique can be applied to other message-driven actor-based models where concurrent objects or services are units of concurrency.

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Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, 2015. Vol. 72, 1-15 p.
Keyword [en]
Distributed Model Checking, State Distribution Policy, Concurrent Ob-jects, Actors, Rebeca
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29997OAI: diva2:878762
15th International Workshop onAutomated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS 2015)
EFFEMBAC (Vetenskapsrådet, award number 621-2014-5057)AUTO-CAAS (KK Stiftelse)
Swedish Research Council, 621-2014-5057

The work of M.R. Mousavi has been partially supported by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsra ̊det) with award number 621-2014-5057 (Effective Model-Based Testing of Paral- lel Systems) and the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (Stiftelsen fo ̈r Kunskaps- och Kompeten- sutveckling) in the context of the AUTO-CAAS project.

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