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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: But what if I don't want to wait forever?
Author(s): Fidge, Colin
Shankland, Carron
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Keywords: Formal specification
IEEE 1394
IEEE 1394a
Probabilistic reasoning
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Date Deposited: 23-Jan-2013
Citation: Fidge C & Shankland C (2003) But what if I don't want to wait forever?. Formal Aspects of Computing, 14 (3), pp. 281-294.
Abstract: We present an abstract model of the leader election protocol used in the IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus standard. The model is expressed in the probabilistic Guarded Command Language. By formal reasoning based on this description, we establish the probability of the root contention part of the protocol successfully terminating in terms of the number of attempts to do so. Some simple calculations then allow us to establish an upper bound on the time taken for those attempts.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s001650300006
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository; Published in Formal Aspects of Computing, April 2003, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 281-294, by Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s001650300006 The original publication is available at

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