CADP 2010: A Toolbox for the Construction and Analysis of Distributed Processes

Hubert Garavel, Frédéric Lang, Radu Mateescu, and Wendelin Serwe

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems TACAS'2011 (Saarbrücken, Germany)


CADP (Construction and Analysis of Distributed Processes) is a comprehensive software toolbox that implements the results of concurrency theory. Started in the mid 80s, CADP has been continuously developed by adding new tools and enhancing existing ones. Today, CADP benefits from a worldwide user community, both in academia and industry. This paper presents the latest release CADP 2010, which is the result of a considerable development effort spanning the last four years. The paper first describes the theoretical principles and the modular architecture of CADP, which has inspired several other recent model checkers. The paper then reviews the main features of CADP 2010, including compilers for various formal specification languages, equivalence checkers, model checkers, performance evaluation tools, and parallel verification tools running on clusters and grids.

15 pages


Slides of Hubert Garavel's lecture at TACAS'2011: