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Optimal Simulations, Nets and Reachability Graphs

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Maciej Koutny

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Abstract

Reasoning about the dynamic properties of a concurrent system can be made easier by avoiding the combinatorial explosion of its state space. One of the ways in which this might be achieved is by using the optimal simulation - a kind of reachability relation on the system's histories. The optimal simulation usually involves only a very small subset of the possible behaviours generated by the system, yet provides a sufficient information to reason about a number of interesting system's properties such as deadlock-freeness and liveness. In this paper we present also other properties of that kind. We then show how the optimal simulation can be used to generate a reachability graph which is usually much smaller than the standard reachability graph of the system. In spite of this both graphs essentially convey the same information about the system's behaviour.


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Author(s): Janicki R, Koutny M

Editor(s): Rozenberg, G.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Advances in Petri Nets

Year: 1991

Volume: 524

Pages: 205-226

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Place Published: Berlin; New York

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BFb0019976

DOI: 10.1007/BFb0019976

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783540543985


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