[MTV] - Pierre Civit (LIP6) - Dynamic Probabilistic Automata
We present probabilistic dynamic I/O automata, a framework to model dynamic probabilistic systems. Our work extends dynamic I/O Automata formalism of Attie & Lynch to probabilistic setting. The original dynamic I/O Automata formalism included operators for parallel composition, action hiding, action renaming, automaton creation, and behavioral sub-typing by means of trace inclusion. They can model mobility by using signature modification. They are also hierarchical: a dynamically changing system of interacting automata is itself modeled as a single automaton.
Our work extends to probabilistic settings all these features. Furthermore, we prove necessary and sufficient conditions to obtain the implementation monotonicity with respect to automata creation and destruction. Our construction uses a novel proof technique based on homomorphism that can be of independent interest.
Our work lays down the foundations for extending composable secure-emulation of Canetti et al. to dynamic settings, an important tool towards the formal verification of protocols combining probabilistic distributed systems and cryptography in dynamic settings (e.g. blockchains, secure distributed computation, cybersecure distributed protocols etc).