Modelling and verifying IEEE Std 11073-20601 session setup using mCRL2

J.J.A. Keiren, M.D. Klabbers

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    Abstract

    In this paper we advocate that formal verication should be a part of the development of a communication standard; in a short period of time issues are uncovered that have been in the standard for a number of years, and all subtleties in the correctness of the protocol are understood. We model and verify the session setup protocol that is part of the IEEE 11073-20601:2008 standard for communication between personal health devices. We identify a number of issues present in the standards document. Discussion with a member of the standards committee unveiled that most, but not all, of the identified issues are fixed in the IEEE 11073-20601:2010 version of the standard. In addition, the correctness of the protocol, including the fixes, is assessed. For this, properties of the session setup protocol are formulated, and using the model checker mCRL2 it is veried whether the model satises these properties.We show that the session setup protocol is awed, and propose a straightforward way to fix this issue. Keywords: Veri¿cation, model checking, IEEE 11073-20601, protocol standardisation, interoperability
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication12th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS, Bamberg, Germany, September 18-20, 2012)
    EditorsG. Lüttgen, S. Merz
    PublisherECEASST
    Pages1-16
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event12th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS 2012) - Bamberg, Germany
    Duration: 18 Sep 201220 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 12

    Publication series

    NameElectronic Communications of the EASST
    Volume53
    ISSN (Print)1863-2122

    Conference

    Conference12th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems (AVoCS 2012)
    Abbreviated titleAVoCS 2012
    CountryGermany
    CityBamberg
    Period18/09/1220/09/12

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