Verifying Resource Requirements for Distributed Rule-Based Systems [chapter]

Natasha Alechina, Brian Logan, Nguyen Hoang Nga, Abdur Rakib
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Rule-based systems are rapidly becoming an important component of 'mainstream' computing technologies, for example in business process modelling, the semantic web, sensor networks etc. However, while rules provide a flexible way of implementing such systems, the resulting system behaviour and the resources required to realise it can be difficult to predict. In this paper we consider the verification of system behaviour and resource requirements for distributed rule-based systems. More
more » ... ly, we consider distributed problemsolving in systems of communicating rule-based systems, and ask how much time (measured as the number of rule firings) and message exchanges does it take the system to find a solution. We show how standard model-checking technology can be used to verify resource requirements for such systems, and present preliminary results which highlight complex tradeoffs between time and communication bounds.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88808-6_6 fatcat:rjkymqth3fap7nv5g5dpjcbpg4