Logical Analysis of Complex Concurrent Systems

Logical Analysis of Complex Concurrent Systems

Dynamic-Epistemic Spatial Logics for Process Algebras

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-08-02 )

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This book proposes a logical framework to specify and analyze the knowledge of the observers of a concurrent-distributed computational system. Such a system could be a computer network, a financial market, a biological/ecological system, or a social network. The system is observed by agents who are trying to obtain information about it and about the other observers – the competitors. The logical framework allows one to analyze the flux of information in this kind of scenarios and to design strategies to obtain or exchange information. It is a framework conceived for addressing questions regarding communication and security issues. Formally, this work combines two successful paradigms from Computer Science: Process Algebras and Dynamic-Epistemic Logics. Starting from the observation that Process Algebras generalize the modal Kripke structures, this work proposes the Dynamic-Epistemic Spatial Logics which extend the Dynamic-Epistemic Logics developed for epistemic Kripke structures to the more general case of Process Algebras. Thus, this new class of logics combines features of process logics such as Hennessy- Milner and Spatial Logics with Epistemic Logic.

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Radu Mardare

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Informatics, IT