Damiani, Ferruccio and Viroli, Mirko - Type-based Self-stabilisation for Computational Fields

lmcs:1622 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, December 31, 2015, Volume 11, Issue 4
Type-based Self-stabilisation for Computational Fields

Authors: Damiani, Ferruccio and Viroli, Mirko

Emerging network scenarios require the development of solid large-scale situated systems. Unfortunately, the diffusion/aggregation computational processes therein often introduce a source of complexity that hampers predictability of the overall system behaviour. Computational fields have been introduced to help engineering such systems: they are spatially distributed data structures designed to adapt their shape to the topology of the underlying (mobile) network and to the events occurring in it, with notable applications to pervasive computing, sensor networks, and mobile robots. To assure behavioural correctness, namely, correspondence of micro-level specification (single device behaviour) with macro-level behaviour (resulting global spatial pattern), we investigate the issue of self-stabilisation for computational fields. We present a tiny, expressive, and type-sound calculus of computational fields, and define sufficient conditions for self-stabilisation, defined as the ability to react to changes in the environment finding a new stable state in finite time. A type-based approach is used to provide a correct checking procedure for self-stabilisation.

Source : oai:arXiv.org:1509.05659
DOI : 10.2168/LMCS-11(4:21)2015
Volume: Volume 11, Issue 4
Published on: December 31, 2015
Submitted on: December 15, 2014
Keywords: Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science,Computer Science - Programming Languages


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