When designing multi-agent systems, it is often hard to guarantee that the specification of a system that has been designed actually fulfils the needs, i.e., whether it satisfies the design requirements. Especially for critical applications, for example in real-time domains, there is a need to prove that the designed system will have certain properties under certain conditions (assumptions). While developing a proof of such properties, the assumptions that define the bounds within which the system will function properly are generated. For nontrivial examples, verification can be a very complex process, both in the conceptual and computational sense. For these reasons, it is a recent trend in the literature on verification in general to study the use of compositionality and abstraction to structure the process of verification; for example, see [Abadi and Lamport, 1993], [Hooman, 1994], [Dams et al., 1996].
|Title of host publication||Dynamics and Management of Reasoning Processes|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Name||Series in Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems|