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SPLASH 2019
Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Thu 24 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:22 at Olympia - Distributed Systems Chair(s): Arjun Guha

Byzantine fault-tolerant state-machine replication (BFT-SMR) is a
technique for hardening systems to tolerate arbitrary faults. Although
robust, BFT-SMR protocols are very costly in terms of the number of
required replicas (3f+1 to tolerate f faults) and of exchanged
messages. However, with "hybrid" architectures, where "normal"
components trust some "special" components to provide properties in a
trustworthy manner, the cost of using BFT can be dramatically reduced.
Unfortunately, even though such hybridization techniques decrease the
message/time/space complexity of BFT protocols, they also increase
their structural complexity.

Therefore, we introduce Asphalion, the first theorem prover-based
framework for verifying implementations of hybrid systems and
protocols. It relies on three novel languages: (1) HyLoE: a Hybrid
Logic of Events to reason about hybrid fault models; (2) MoC: a
Monadic Component language to implement systems as collections of
interacting hybrid components; and (3) LoCK: a sound Logic of
events-based Calculus of Knowledge to reason about both homogeneous
and hybrid systems at a high-level of abstraction (thereby allowing
reusing proofs, and capturing the high-level logic of distributed
systems). In addition, Asphalion supports compositional reasoning,
e.g., through mechanisms to lift properties about trusted-trustworthy
components, to the level of the distributed systems they are
integrated in. As a case study, we have verified crucial safety
properties (e.g., agreement) of several implementations of hybrid
protocols.

Thu 24 Oct

splash-2019-oopsla
11:00 - 12:30: OOPSLA - Distributed Systems at Olympia
Chair(s): Arjun GuhaUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
splash-2019-oopsla11:00 - 11:22
Talk
Ivana VukoticSnT, University of Luxembourg, Vincent RahliUniversity of Birmingham, Paulo Esteves-VeríssimoSnT, University of Luxembourg
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splash-2019-oopsla11:22 - 11:45
Talk
Zachary BenavidesUC Riverside, Keval VoraSimon Fraser University, Rajiv GuptaUC Riverside
DOI
splash-2019-oopsla11:45 - 12:07
Talk
Ragnar MogkTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Joscha DrechslerTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Guido SalvaneschiTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Mira MeziniTechnische Universität Darmstadt
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splash-2019-oopsla12:07 - 12:30
Talk
Guido SalvaneschiTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Mirko KöhlerTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Daniel SokolowskiTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Philipp HallerKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sebastian ErdwegJGU Mainz, Mira MeziniTechnische Universität Darmstadt
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