Process Algebra
 Aim: study process algebraic languages and their semantics, in order to provide a firm theoretical basis for the specification, analysis and verification of concurrent systems
 Context: Process algebra is an algebraic approach to the study of concurrent processes. Its tools are algebraic languages for the specification of processes and the formulation of statements about them, together with calculi for the verification of these statements.
 Collaboration: VU Amsterdam, TU Eindhoven, University of Edinburgh
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 AWN, a process algebra for wireless mesh networks: We development a new process algebra that enables us to formalise routing protocols for wireless mesh networks.
 Structural operational semantics: We aim to derive congruence properties for suitable equivalences and refinement preorders, through syntactic requirements in operational specifications of processes.
 Process algebras with probabilistic as well as nondeterministic choice: We study the addition of probabilistic choice to the process algebra CSP.
 Expressiveness of process calculi: We propose and elaborate a definition of what it means for one process calculus to encode another one, thereby enabling an ordering of process calculi with respect to expressive power. Our definition requires a process to be behaviourally equivalent with its encoding, and thus is parametrised with the choice of a suitable semantic equivalence on processes. By means of a series of case studies we hope to ascertain which semantic equivalences are most suitable for certain applications. Finally, we hope to apply the framework to compare the expressiveness of existing process calculi, in particular focussing on calculi with synchronous and with asynchronous communication primitives.
Publications
2020
Rob van Glabbeek and Kees Middelburg On infinite guarded recursive specifications in process algebra Technical Report, Data61, CSIRO, May, 2020  
Ryan Barry, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Formalising the optimised link state routing protocol 4th Workshop on Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems (MARS 2020), pp. 4071, Dublin, Ireland, April, 2020 
2019
Rob van Glabbeek, Jan Friso Groote and Erik de Vink A complete axiomatization of branching bisimilarity for a simple process language with probabilistic choice The Art of Modelling Computational Systems: A Journey from Logic and Concurrency to Security and Privacy — Essays Dedicated to Catuscia Palamidessi on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday, pp. 139162, Paris, November, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek, Ursula Goltz, Christopher Lippert and Mennicke Stephan Stronger validity criteria for encoding synchrony The Art of Modelling Computational Systems: A Journey from Logic and Concurrency to Security and Privacy — Essays Dedicated to Catuscia Palamidessi on the Occasion of Her 60th Birthday, pp. 182205, Paris, November, 2019  
Wan Fokkink, Rob van Glabbeek and Bas Luttik Divide and congruence III: From decomposition of modal formulas to preservation of stability and divergence Information and Computation, Volume 268, October, 2019  
Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek Proceedings 30th international conference on concurrency theory (CONCUR 2019) Volume 140 in Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) 140. Schloss Dagstuhl—LeibnizZentrum für Informatik, Amsterdam, August, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek Ensuring liveness properties of distributed systems: Open problems Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming, Volume 109, pp. 119, August, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek On the meaning of transition system specifications Combined 26th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 16th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics, pp. 69–85, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Progress, justness and fairness ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 69:1–69:38, August, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek Reward testing equivalences for processes Models, Languages, and Tools for Concurrent and Distributed Programming, Essays Dedicated to Rocco De Nicola on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, pp. 4570, Volume 11665 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2019  
Peter Hoefner, Rob van Glabbeek and Michael Markl A process algebra for link layer protocols Proceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Programming, Prague, Czech Republic, April, 2019  
Rob van Glabbeek Justness: A completeness criterion for capturing liveness properties Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures, pp. 505522, Prague, Czech Republic, April, 2019  
Nick Fischer and Rob van Glabbeek Axiomatising infinitary probabilistic weak bisimilarity of finitestate behaviours Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming, Volume 102, pp. 64102, January, 2019 
2018
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Progress, justness and fairness Technical Report, Data61, CSIRO, October, 2018  
Rob van Glabbeek On the validity of encodings of the synchronous in the asynchronous πcalculus Information Processing Letters, Volume 137, pp. 1725, September, 2018  
Rob van Glabbeek Is speedindependent mutual exclusion implementable? Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR), Beijing, China, September, 2018  
Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner and Djurre van der Wal Analysing AWNspecifications using mCRL2 (extended abstract) 14th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods, pp. 398418, Maynooth, September, 2018  
Rob van Glabbeek A theory of encodings and expressiveness Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures, pp. 183202, Thessaloniki, Greece, April, 2018 
2017
Rob van Glabbeek and Wan Fokkink Divide and congruence II: From decomposition of modal formulas to preservation of delay and weak bisimilarity Information and Computation, Volume 257, pp. 79113, December, 2017  
Wan Fokkink, Rob van Glabbeek and Bas Luttik Divide and congruence III: Stability & divergence Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR), pp. 15:115:16, Berlin, Germany, September, 2017  
Victor Dyseryn, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Analysing mutual exclusion using process algebra with signals Combined International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 14th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (EXPRESS/SOS), Berlin, August, 2017  
Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek Precongruence formats with lookahead through modal decomposition 26th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL'17), Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2017  
Rob van Glabbeek Lean and full congruence formats for recursion Proceedings of the 32nd Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, Reykjavik, Iceland, August, 2017  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Split, send, reassemble: A formal specification of a CAN bus protocol stack 2nd Workshop on Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems (MARS 2017), pp. 1452, Uppsala, Sweden, April, 2017  
Rob van Glabbeek A branching time model of CSP Concurrency, Security, and Puzzles  Essays Dedicated to Andrew William Roscoe on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, pp. 272293, Volume 10160 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2017 
2016
Rob van Glabbeek An algebraic treatment of recursion Liber Amicorum for Jan Bergstra, pp. 5859, University of Amsterdam, 2016  
Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner, Marius Portmann and Wee Lum Tan Modelling and verifying the AODV routing protocol Distributed Computing, Volume 29, Number 4, pp. 279–315, August, 2016  
Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek Divide and congruence II: delay and weak bisimilarity Proceedings of the 31st Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, pp. 778–787, New York City, USA, July, 2016  
Emile Bres, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner A timed process algebra for wireless networks with an application in routing (extended abstract) European Symposium on Programming, pp. 95–122, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, April, 2016  
Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek Divide and congruence II: From decomposition of modal formulas to preservation of delay and weak bisimilarity Technical Report 9351, NICTA, April, 2016  
Timothy Bourke, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Mechanizing a process algebra for network protocols Journal of Automated Reasoning, Volume 56, Number 3, pp. 309–341, March, 2016  
Emile Bres, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner A timed process algebra for wireless networks with an application in routing Technical Report, NICTA, February, 2016 
2015
Peter Hoefner Using process algebra to design better protocols (abstract) Forum “MathforIndustry” 2015, pp. 31–33, Fukuoka, Japan, October, 2015  
Rob van Glabbeek Structure preserving bisimilarity, supporting an operational petri net semantics of CCSP Correct System Design — Symposium in Honor of ErnstRüdiger Olderog on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, pp. 99–130, Oldenburg, Germany, September, 2015  
Rob van Glabbeek, Taolue Chen and Wan Fokkink On the axiomatizability of impossible futures Logical Methods in Computer Science, Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 1–31, September, 2015  
Kirstin Peters and Rob van Glabbeek Analysing and comparing encodability criteria Combined 22th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 12th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics, pp. 46–60, Madrid, Spain, August, 2015  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner CCS: It's not fair! Fair schedulers cannot be implemented in CCSlike languages even under progress and certain fairness assumptions Acta Informatica, Volume 52, Number 23, pp. 175–205, April, 2015  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Progress, fairness and justness in process algebra Technical Report 8501, NICTA, January, 2015 
2014
Timothy Bourke, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner A mechanized proof of loop freedom of the (untimed) AODV routing protocol International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA), pp. 47–63, Sydney, Australia, November, 2014  
Timothy Bourke, Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner Showing invariance compositionally for a process algebra for network protocols International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving, pp. 44–59, Vienna, Austria, July, 2014 
2013
Ansgar Fehnker, Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner, Annabelle McIver, Marius Portmann and Wee Lum Tan A process algebra for wireless mesh networks used for modelling, verifying and analysing AODV Technical Report 5513, NICTA, December, 2013  
Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner, Wee Lum Tan and Marius Portmann Sequence numbers do not guarantee loop freedom — AODV can yield routing loops 16th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, pp. 91–100, Barcelona, Spain, November, 2013 
2012
Peter Hoefner and Sarah Edenhofer Towards a rigorous analysis of AODVv2 (DYMO) 2nd International Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering (WRiPE 2012), pp. 1–6, Austin, Texas, October, 2012  
Peter Hoefner, Rob van Glabbeek, Wee Lum Tan, Marius Portmann, Annabelle McIver and Ansgar Fehnker A rigorous analysis of AODV and its variants 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 2012), pp. 203–212, Paphos, Cyprus, October, 2012  
Rob van Glabbeek Musings on encodings and expressiveness Combined 19th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 9th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics, pp. 81—98, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, August, 2012  
Wan Fokkink, Rob van Glabbeek and Paulien de Wind Divide and congruence: From decomposition of modal formulas to preservation of branching and ηbisimilarity Information and Computation, Volume 214, Number , pp. 59–85, May, 2012  
Ansgar Fehnker, Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner, Annabelle McIver, Marius Portmann and Wee Lum Tan A process algebra for wireless mesh networks Proceedings of the 21st European Symposium on Programming, pp. 295–315, Tallinn, Estonia, March, 2012  
Ansgar Fehnker, Rob van Glabbeek, Peter Hoefner, Annabelle McIver, Marius Portmann and Wee Lum Tan Automated analysis of AODV using UPPAAL Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), pp. 173–187, Tallinn, Estonia, March, 2012 
2011
Rob van Glabbeek Bisimulation Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing, pp. 136–139, Volume 1 in , Springer, 2011  
Rob van Glabbeek On cool congruence formats for weak bisimulations Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 412, Number 28, pp. 3283–3302, June, 2011 
2010
Rob van Glabbeek The coarsest precongruences respecting safety and liveness properties Theoretical Computer Science 2010, pp. 32–52, Brisbane, September, 2010  
Rob van Glabbeek and Gordon Plotkin On CSP and the algebraic theory of effects Reflections on the Work of C.A.R. Hoare, pp. 333–369, Volume in History of Computing, Springer, 2010 
2009
Rob van Glabbeek, Bas Luttik and Nikola Trčka Computation tree logic with deadlock detection Logical Methods in Computer Science, Volume 5, Number 4:5, pp. 1–24, December, 2009  
Yuxin Deng, Rob van Glabbeek, Matthew Hennessy and Carroll Morgan Testing finitary probabilistic processes (extended abstract) Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR), pp. 274–288, Bologna, Italy, August, 2009  
Rob van Glabbeek, Bas Luttik and Nikola Trčka Branching bisimilarity with explicit divergence Fundamenta Informaticae, Volume 93, Number 4, pp. 371–392, June, 2009  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter D. Mosses Preface, special issue on structural operational semantics Information and Computation, pp. 83–84, Elsevier, 2009  
Taolue Chen, Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek On finite bases for weak semantics: Failures versus impossible futures 35th Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, pp. 167–180, Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic , January, 2009 
2008
Taolue Chen, Wan Fokkink and Rob van Glabbeek Ready to preorder: The case of weak process semantics Information Processing Letters, Volume 109, Number 2, pp. 104–111, December, 2008  
Yuxin Deng, Rob van Glabbeek, Matthew Hennessy and Carroll Morgan Characterising testing preorders for finite probabilistic processes Logical Methods in Computer Science, Volume 4, Number 4, pp. 1–33, October, 2008 
2007
Rob van Glabbeek and Matthew Hennessy Preface, proceedings of the 4th workshop on structural operational semantics Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, pp. 1–3, Elsevier, 2007  
Yuxin Deng, Rob van Glabbeek, Matthew Hennessy, Carroll Morgan and Cuicui Zhang Characterising testing preorders for finite probabilistic processes Proceedings of the 22nd Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, pp. 313–322, Wroclaw, Poland, July, 2007  
Rob van Glabbeek and Peter D. Mosses Preface, proceedings of the 3rd workshop on structural operational semantics Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, pp. 1–2, Elsevier, 2007  
Yuxin Deng, Rob van Glabbeek, Matthew Hennessy, Carroll Morgan and Cuicui Zhang Remarks on testing probabilistic processes Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 172, Number , pp. 359–397, April, 2007 