An automaton characterization of fairness in SCCS

  • Irène Guessarian
  • Wafaa Niar-Dinedane
Contributed Papers Semantics Of Parallelism
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 294)


We describe various kinds of fairness (mainly weak and strong fairness) for finite state SCCS processes by providing an automaton-theoretic characterization of the classes of fair languages. To this end, we introduce a variant of Muller automata, the T-automata, which still recognize the class of ω-regular languages, and which characterize the classes of fair languages.


Transition System Regular Language Finite Automaton Acceptance Condition Fairness Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irène Guessarian
    • 1
  • Wafaa Niar-Dinedane
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRS-LITPUniversité Paris 7Paris Cédex 05France
  2. 2.LITPUniversité Paris 7Paris Cédex 05France

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