A verification environment for bigraphs

Gian David Perrone, Søren Debois, Thomas Hildebrandt

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We present the BigMC tool for bigraphical reactive systems that may be instantiated as a verification tool for any formalism or domain-specific modelling language encoded as a bigraphical reactive system. We introduce the syntax and use of BigMC, and exemplify its use with two small examples: a textbook “philosophers” example, and an example motivated by a ubiquitous computing application. We give a tractable heuristic with which to approximate interference between reaction rules, and prove this analysis to be safe. We provide a mechanism for state reachability checking of bigraphical reactive systems, based upon properties expressed in terms of matching, and describe a checking algorithm that makes use of the causation heuristic.
Translated title of the contributionEt verifikationsmiljø for bigrafer
Original languageEnglish
JournalInnovations in Systems and Software Engineering
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)95-104
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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