Parameterized Verification of Systems with Global Synchronization and Guards

Jaber, Nouraldin and Jacobs, Swen and Wagner, Christopher and Kulkarni, Milind and Samanta, Roopsha
(2020) Parameterized Verification of Systems with Global Synchronization and Guards.
In: CAV 2020.
Conference: CAV - Computer Aided Verification
(In Press)

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Abstract

Inspired by distributed applications that use consensus or other agreement protocols for global coordination, we define a new computational model for parameterized systems that is based on a general global synchronization primitive and allows for global transition guards. Our model generalizes many existing models in the literature, including broadcast protocols and guarded protocols. We show that reachability properties are decidable for systems without guards, and give sufficient conditions under which they remain decidable in the presence of guards. Furthermore, we investigate cutoffs for reachability properties and provide sufficient conditions for small cutoffs in a number of cases that are inspired by our target applications.

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