A logic for non-deterministic parallel abstract state machines

Authors Flavio Ferrarotti
Klaus-Dieter Schewe
Loredana Tec
Qing Wang
Editors Marc Gyssens
Guillermo Simari
Title A logic for non-deterministic parallel abstract state machines
Booktitle Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems - Proc. FoIKS 2016
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 9616
ISBN 978-3-319-30023-8
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-30024-5_18
Month March
Year 2016
Pages 334-354
SCCH ID# 1617
Abstract

We develop a logic which enables reasoning about single steps of non-deterministic parallel Abstract State Machines (ASMs). Our logic builds upon the unifying logic introduced by Nanchen and Stärk for reasoning about hierarchical (parallel) ASMs. Our main contribution to this regard is the handling of non-determinism (both bounded and unbounded) within the logical formalism. Moreover, we do this without sacrificing the completeness of the logic for statements about single steps of non-deterministic parallel ASMs, such as invariants of rules, consistency conditions for rules, or step-by-step equivalence of rules.