Technical Report CS0248

TR#:CS0248
Class:CS
Title: On the Application of Extended Petri Nets to the Verification of Protocols
Authors: Amir Tomer arid Michael Yoeli
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Abstract: In this paper we apply the concept of Extended Petri Net, in order to develop a relatively simple, mathematically precise model of the Alternating Bit Protocol, including its capability to recover from failures. We demonstrate that this model is powerful enough to prove total correctness. For this purpose, we introduce a "Principle of Fairness", as abstraction of the idea that no total breakdown may occur.
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