Modal Logic and Process Algebra
A Bisimulation Perspective
edited by Alban Ponse, Maarten de Rijke, and Yde Venema
Labeled transition systems are mathematical models for dynamic beaviour, or processes, and thus form a research field of common interest to logicians and theoretical computer scientists. In computer science, this notion is a fundementals one in the formal analysis of programming languages, in particular in process theory. In modal logic, transition systems are the central object of study under the name of Kripke models.
This voulme collects a number of research papers on modal logic and process theory. Its unifying theme is the notion of a bisimulation. Bisimulations are relations over transition systems, and provide a key tool in identifying the process represented by these structures.
This volume offers an uptodate overview of perspectives on labeled transition system and bisimulations.
Alban Ponse is a lecturer in the department of mathematics and computer science at the University of Amsterdam. Maarten de Rijke is research scientist at the Centre of Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam. Yde Venema is a KNAW research fellow in the department of mathematics and computer science at the Free University in Amsterdam.
 Contributors
 Preface
 Introduction
 1 Submodel Preservation Theorems in Finite Variable Fragments
H. Andréka, J. van Benthem, and I. Németi
 2 Process Algebra with Feedback
J.C.M. Baeten, J.A. Bergstra, and Gh. Ştefănescu
 3 FrameBased Process Logics
J.A. Bergstra and A. Ponse
 4 Reinterpreting the Modal μCalculus
Marcello M. Bonsangue and Marta Z. Kwiatkowska
 5 Bisimulation of ContextFree Grammars and Pushdown Automata
Didier Caucal
 6 Saturation and the HennessyMilner Property
Robert Goldblatt
 7 A Modal Logic for μCRL
J.F. Goote and S.F.M. van Vlijmen
 8 Deciding Equivalences in Simple Process Algebras
Yoram Hirshfeld and Faron Moller
 9 Expressive Completeness of Until and Since over Dedekind Complete Linear Time
Ian Hodkinson
 10 HennessyMilner Classes and Process Algebra
Marco Hollenberg
 11 A Lindström Theorem for Modal Logic
Maarten de Rijke
 12 A Calculus of Transition Systems (towards Universal Coalgebra)
J.J.M.M. Rutten
 13 On the Parallel Complexity of Bisimulation and Model Checking
Scott A. Smolka, Oleg Sokolsky, and Shipei Zhang
 14 NNIL, a Study in Intuitionistic Propositional Logic
Albert Visser, Johan van Benthem, Dick de Jongh, and Gerard R. Renardel de Lavalette
 Author Index
6/27/95
ISBN (Paperback): 1881526968 (9781881526964)
ISBN (Cloth): 188152695X (9781881526957)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575868547 (9781575868547)
Subject: Linguistics; Formal Languages; Modality

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