An approach to verification of a family of multiagent systems for conflict resolution
N. O. Garanina, E. A. Sidorova
A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, SB RAS, 6 Acad. Lavrentjev pr., Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
In the paper, we describe a verification method for families of distributed systems generated by context-sensitive network grammar of a special kind. This grammar includes special non-terminal symbols, so called quasi-terminals, which uniquely correspond to grammar terminals. These quasi-terminals specify processes which are merging of base system processes, in contrast to simple nonterminals which specify networks of parallel compositions of the processes. The method is based on model checking technique and abstraction. An abstract representative model for a family of systems depends on their specification grammar and system properties to be verified. This model simulates the behaviour of the systems in such a way that the properties which hold for the representative model are satisfied for all these systems. The properties of the representative model can be verified by model checking method. The properties of a generated system are specified by universal branching time logic $\forall CTL$ with finite deterministic automata as atomic formulas. We show the use of this method for verification of some properties of a multiagent system for conflict resolution, in particular, for context-dependent disambiguation in ontology population. We also suggest that this approach should be used for verification of computations on sub-grids which are sub-graphs of computation grids. In particular, we consider the computation of parity of the active processes number in a sub-grid.
model checking, context-sensitive network grammar, multi-agent systems, abstractions.
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N. O. Garanina, E. A. Sidorova, “An approach to verification of a family of multiagent systems for conflict resolution”, Model. Anal. Inform. Sist., 23:6 (2016), 703–714
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