Proceedings of 9th Workshop “Program Semantics, Specification and Verification: Theory and Applications" (PSSV-2018), Yaroslavl, Russia, June 21-22, 2018
Workshop on Program Semantics, Specification and Verification: Theory and Applications is the leading event in Russia in the field of applying of the formal methods to software analysis. Proceedings of the ninth workshop dedicated to formalisms for program semantics, formal models and verification, programming and specification languages, algebraic and logical aspects of programming.
One of the most simple models of computation which is suitable for representation of reactive systems behaviour is a finite state transducer which operates over an input alphabet of control signals and an output alphabet of basic actions. A behaviour of such a reactive system displays itself in the correspondence between flows of control signals and compositions of basic actions performed by the system. We believe that behaviour of this kind requires more suitable and expressive means for formal specifications than conventional LTL. In this paper we define some new (as far as we know) extension LP-LTL of Linear Temporal Logic specifically intended for describing the properties of transducers computations. In this extension the temporal operators are parameterized by sets of words (languages) which aANaANrepresent distinguished flows of control signals that impact on a reactive system. Basic predicates in our variant of temporal logic are also languages in the alphabet of basic actions of a transducer; they represent the expected response of a transducer to the specified environmental influences. In our earlier papers we considered model checking problem for LP-LTL and LP-CTL and showed that this problem has effective solutions. The aim of this paper is to estimate the expressive power of LP-LTL by comparing it with some well known logics widely used in computer science for specification of reactive systems behaviour. We discovered that a restricted variant LP-1 -LTL of our logic is more expressive than LTL and another restricted variant LP-n-LTL has the same expressive power as monadic second order logic S1S.
This volume contains the Proceedings of 22nd Concurrency, Specification and Programming (GS&P) Workshop held on September 25-27, 2013 in Warsaw. There were 48 submissions. Each submission was reviewed by two program committee members. The committee decided to accept 40 papers. The Workshop was initiated in the mid 1970s by computer scientists and mathematicians from Warsaw and Humboldt Universities, as Polish-German annual meetings. They were suspended for some years in the 1980s and reactimed in 1992. Thereafter, the Workshop, organised alternatingly by the Institutes of Informatics and Mathematics of the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Informatics of Humboldt University in Berlin on the basis of an exchange program, has been given the name GS&P. It should be mentioned that the CS&P meetings, initially purely bilateral, since 1992 have developed into events attended by participants from a number of different countries beside Poland and Germany. The present GS&P'13 meeting attracted contributors from: Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Nepal, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slenakia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. The organisation of this year's CS&P would not be possible without the resources and financing provided by seven institutions. We would like to thank the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Informatics of the Humboldt University of Berlin for the continuing financial and organisational support provided to GS&P over last twenty-two years. The essential financial backing received from the Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science made the organisation of CS&P 2013 possible. Our thanks go to the Bialystok University of Technology for providing the means for publishing this proceedings volume. Last, but not the least, we are grateful for the significant financial support provided by the Vistula University in Warsaw.
This volume contains the papers presented at CS&P 2014: 23th International Workshop on Concurrency, Specification and Programming held on September 28 - October 1, 2014 in Chemnitz. Since the early seventies Warsaw University and Humboldt-University have alternately organized an annual workshop - since 1993 as CS&P. Over time, it has grown from a bilateral seminar to a meeting attended also by colleagues from other countries than Poland and Germany. This year there are 34 participants from 10 countries.
The specification-based approach is widely used for test program generation for functional verification of microprocessors. The size of microprocessor specifications is measured in thousands lines of code. Consequently, their maintenance requires significant effort. Typical maintenance activities include regular updates, substitution of deprecated functionality, and support for new revisions and implementation-defined features. Our team is working on MicroTESK, a tool that generates test programs for microprocessors based on specifications of the instruction set architectures. The specifications are created in a specialized language, called nML, extended with facilities to manage revision-specific and implementation-defined features. The tool has been applied to ARMv8, MIPS64, PowerPC, RISC-V, and x86 microprocessors. This paper describes our experience in maintaining specifications and the approach we use to simplify this process.
Workshop on Program Semantics, Specification and Verification: Theory and Applications is the leading event in Russia in the field of applying of the formal methods to software analysis. Proceedings of the fourth workshop are dedicated to formalisms for program semantics, formal models and verication, programming and specification languages, etc.
The paper proposes a method of automated construction of behavior models of microprocessors, which are used in the process of test program generation to predict the results. The proposed method is based on using formal specifications of instruction set architecture. The method is implemented in MicroTESK, a test program generation tool being developed at ISP RAS. The tool has been successfully applied in industrial projects.
We present an efficient equivalence-checking algorithm for a propositional model of programs with semantics based on (what we call) progressive monoids on the finite set of statements generated by relations of a specific form. We consider arbitrary set of relations for commutativity (relations of the form ab=ba for statements a, b) and left absorption (relations of the form ab=b for statements a, b) properties. The main results are a polynomial-time decidability for the equivalence problem in the considered case, and an explicit description of an equivalence-checking algorithm which terminates in time polynomial in size of programs.
In the article the author covers the socio-legal aspects of organization of public works as the most effective measures to provide temporary employment, support social stability and full social protection of unemployed citizens
Nested Petri nets is an extension of Petri net formalism with net tokens for modelling multi-agent distributed systems with complex structure. Temporal logics, such as CTL, are used to state requirements of software systems behaviour. However, in the case of nested Petri nets models, CTL is not expressive enough for specification of system behaviour. In this paper we propose an extension of CTL with a new modality for specifying agents behavior. We define syntax and formal semantics for our logic, and give small examples of its usage.
A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.
Event logs collected by modern information and technical systems usually contain enough data for automated process models discovery. A variety of algorithms was developed for process models discovery, conformance checking, log to model alignment, comparison of process models, etc., nevertheless a quick analysis of ad-hoc selected parts of a journal still have not get a full-fledged implementation. This paper describes an ROLAP-based method of multidimensional event logs storage for process mining. The result of the analysis of the journal is visualized as directed graph representing the union of all possible event sequences, ranked by their occurrence probability. Our implementation allows the analyst to discover process models for sublogs defined by ad-hoc selection of criteria and value of occurrence probability
The geographic information system (GIS) is based on the first and only Russian Imperial Census of 1897 and the First All-Union Census of the Soviet Union of 1926. The GIS features vector data (shapefiles) of allprovinces of the two states. For the 1897 census, there is information about linguistic, religious, and social estate groups. The part based on the 1926 census features nationality. Both shapefiles include information on gender, rural and urban population. The GIS allows for producing any necessary maps for individual studies of the period which require the administrative boundaries and demographic information.
Existing approaches suggest that IT strategy should be a reflection of business strategy. However, actually organisations do not often follow business strategy even if it is formally declared. In these conditions, IT strategy can be viewed not as a plan, but as an organisational shared view on the role of information systems. This approach generally reflects only a top-down perspective of IT strategy. So, it can be supplemented by a strategic behaviour pattern (i.e., more or less standard response to a changes that is formed as result of previous experience) to implement bottom-up approach. Two components that can help to establish effective reaction regarding new initiatives in IT are proposed here: model of IT-related decision making, and efficiency measurement metric to estimate maturity of business processes and appropriate IT. Usage of proposed tools is demonstrated in practical cases.