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A Map of Asynchronous Communication Models

Chevrou, Florent and Hurault, Aurélie and Nakajima, Shin and Quéinnec, Philippe A Map of Asynchronous Communication Models. (2019) In: Refinement Workshop, in World Congress on Formal Methods (REFINE 2019), 7 October 2019 - 7 October 2019 (Porto, Portugal).

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Asynchronous communication encompasses a variety of fea-tures besides the decoupling of send and receive events. Those include message-ordering policies which are often crucial to the correctness of a distributed algorithm. This paper establishes a map of communica-tion models that exhibits the relations between them along two axes of comparison: the strength of the ordering property and the level of ab-straction of the specification. This brings knowledge about which model can be substituted by another without breaking any safety property. Fur-thermore, it brings flexibility and ready-to-use modules when developing correct-by-construction distributed systems where model decomposition exposes the communication component. Both criteria of comparison are covered by refinement. We consider seven ordering policies and we model in Event-B these communication models at three levels of abstraction. The proofs of refinement between all of these are mechanized in Rodin.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-02930097
Audience (conference):National conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > National Institute of Informatics - NII (JAPAN)
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