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Interface Simulation Distances

P. Cerny, M. Chmelik, T.A. Henzinger, A. Radhakrishna, in:, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, EPTCS, 2012, pp. 29–42.


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Abstract
The classical (boolean) notion of refinement for behavioral interfaces of system components is the alternating refinement preorder. In this paper, we define a quantitative measure for interfaces, called interface simulation distance. It makes the alternating refinement preorder quantitative by, intu- itively, tolerating errors (while counting them) in the alternating simulation game. We show that the interface simulation distance satisfies the triangle inequality, that the distance between two interfaces does not increase under parallel composition with a third interface, and that the distance between two interfaces can be bounded from above and below by distances between abstractions of the two interfaces. We illustrate the framework, and the properties of the distances under composition of interfaces, with two case studies.
Publishing Year
Date Published
2012-10-07
Proceedings Title
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science
Volume
96
Page
29 - 42
Conference
GandALF: Games, Automata, Logic, and Formal Verification
Conference Location
Napoli, Italy
Conference Date
2012-09-06 – 2012-09-08
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Cerny P, Chmelik M, Henzinger TA, Radhakrishna A. Interface Simulation Distances. In: Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. Vol 96. EPTCS; 2012:29-42. doi:10.4204/EPTCS.96.3
Cerny, P., Chmelik, M., Henzinger, T. A., & Radhakrishna, A. (2012). Interface Simulation Distances. In Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (Vol. 96, pp. 29–42). Napoli, Italy: EPTCS. https://doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.96.3
Cerny, Pavol, Martin Chmelik, Thomas A Henzinger, and Arjun Radhakrishna. “Interface Simulation Distances.” In Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, 96:29–42. EPTCS, 2012. https://doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.96.3.
P. Cerny, M. Chmelik, T. A. Henzinger, and A. Radhakrishna, “Interface Simulation Distances,” in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, Napoli, Italy, 2012, vol. 96, pp. 29–42.
Cerny P, Chmelik M, Henzinger TA, Radhakrishna A. 2012. Interface Simulation Distances. Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. GandALF: Games, Automata, Logic, and Formal Verification vol. 96. 29–42.
Cerny, Pavol, et al. “Interface Simulation Distances.” Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 96, EPTCS, 2012, pp. 29–42, doi:10.4204/EPTCS.96.3.

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