Synthesis of Self-Stabilizing and Byzantine-Resilient Distributed Systems

Nicolas Braud-Santoni, Roderick Bloem, Swen Jacobs

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Fault-tolerant distributed algorithms play an increasingly important role in many applications, and their correct and efficient implementation is notoriously difficult. We present an automatic approach to synthesise provably correct fault-tolerant distributed algorithms from formal specifications in linear-time temporal logic. The supported system model covers synchronous reactive systems with finite local state, while the failure model includes strong self-stabilisation as well as Byzantine failures. The synthesis approach for a fixed-size network of processes is complete for realisable specifications, and can optimise the solution for small implementations and short stabilisation time. To solve the bounded synthesis problem with Byzantine failures more efficiently, we design an incremental, CEGIS-like loop. Finally, we define two classes of problems for which our synthesis algorithm obtains solutions that are not only correct in fixed-size networks, but in networks of arbitrary size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Verification - 28th International Conference, CAV 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319415277
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event28th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201623 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference28th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2016


  • Synthesis
  • fault tolerance
  • formal methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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