Report Number: CS-TR-90-1329
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: An interleaving model for real time.
Author: Henzinger, Thomas A.
Author: Manna, Z ohar
Author: Pnueli, Amir
Date: September 1990
Abstract: The interleaving model is both adequate and sufficiently abstract to allow for the practical specification and verification of many properties of concurrent systems. We incorporate real time into this model by defining the abstract notion of a real-time transition system as a conservative extension of traditional transition systems: qualitative fairness requirements are replaced (and superseded) by quantitative lower-bound and upper-bound real-time requirements for transitions. We present proof rules to establish lower and upper real-time bounds for response properties of real-time transition systems. This proof system can be used to verify bounded-invariance and bounded-response properties, such as timely terrnination of shared-variables multi-process systems, whose semantics is defined in terms of real-time transition systems.