Formal analysis of leader election in MANETs using real-time maude

Si Liu, Peter Csaba Ölveczky, José Meseguer

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The modeling and analysis of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) pose non-trivial challenges to formal methods. Time, geometry, communication delays and failures, mobility, and uni- and bidirectionality can interact in unforeseen ways that are hard tomodel and analyze by automatic formal methods. In this work we use rewriting logic and Real- Time Maude to address this challenge. We propose a composable formal framework for MANET protocols and their mobility models that can take into account such complex interactions. We illustrate our framework by analyzing awell-studied leader election protocol for MANETs in the presence of both mobility and uni- and bidirectional links.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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