JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 11(5): 744-770, doi: 10.3217/jucs-011-05-0744
Formal Construction of a Non-blocking Concurrent Queue Algorithm
expand article infoJean-Raymond Abrial, Dominique Cansell§
‡ ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland§ Université de Metz & LORIA, France
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This paper contains a completely formal (and mechanically proved) development of some algorithms dealing with a linked list supposed to be shared by various processes. These algorithms are executed in a highly concurrent fashion by an unknown number of such independent processes. These algorithms have been first presented in [MS96] by M.M. Michael and M.L. Scott. Two other developments of the same algorithms have been proposed recently in [YS03] (using the 3VMC Model Checker developed by E. Yahav) and in [DGLM04] (using I/O Automata and PVS).
atomicity, concurrency, refinement, formal proof, prover