Graphical Encoding of a Spatial Logic for the pi-calculus

Fabio Gadducci, Alberto Lluch Lafuente

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This paper extends our graph-based approach to the verification of spatial properties of π-calculus specifications. The mechanism is based on an encoding for mobile calculi where each process is mapped into a graph (with interfaces) such that the denotation is fully abstract with respect to the usual structural congruence, i.e., two processes are equivalent exactly when the corresponding encodings yield isomorphic graphs. Behavioral and structural properties of π-calculus processes expressed in a spatial logic can then be verified on the graphical encoding of a process rather than on its textual representation. In this paper we introduce a modal logic for graphs and define a translation of spatial formulae such that a process verifies a spatial formula exactly when its graphical representation verifies the translated modal graph formula.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlgebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science : Second International Conference, CALCO 2007, Bergen, Norway, August 20-24, 2007. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73857-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-73859-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science - Bergen, Norway
Duration: 20 Aug 200724 Aug 2007
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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