Bickford, Mark and Constable, Robert and Halpern, Joseph and Petride, Sabina - Knowledge-Based Synthesis of Distributed Systems Using Event Structures

lmcs:804 - Logical Methods in Computer Science, May 21, 2011, Volume 7, Issue 2
Knowledge-Based Synthesis of Distributed Systems Using Event Structures

Authors: Bickford, Mark and Constable, Robert and Halpern, Joseph and Petride, Sabina

To produce a program guaranteed to satisfy a given specification one can synthesize it from a formal constructive proof that a computation satisfying that specification exists. This process is particularly effective if the specifications are written in a high-level language that makes it easy for designers to specify their goals. We consider a high-level specification language that results from adding knowledge to a fragment of Nuprl specifically tailored for specifying distributed protocols, called event theory. We then show how high-level knowledge-based programs can be synthesized from the knowledge-based specifications using a proof development system such as Nuprl. Methods of Halpern and Zuck then apply to convert these knowledge-based protocols to ordinary protocols. These methods can be expressed as heuristic transformation tactics in Nuprl.


Source : oai:arXiv.org:0906.4315
DOI : 10.2168/LMCS-7(2:14)2011
Volume: Volume 7, Issue 2
Published on: May 21, 2011
Submitted on: February 2, 2009
Keywords: Computer Science - Logic in Computer Science,F.3.1, F.3.2, F.4.1


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