Pomsets are a model of concurrent computations introduced by Pratt. We adopt pomsets as a syntax-oblivious specification model of distributed systems where coordination happens via asynchronous message-passing.

In this paper, we study conditions that ensure a specification expressed as a set of pomsets can be faithfully realised via communicating automata. Our main contributions are (i) the definition of a realisability condition accounting for termination soundness, (ii) conditions accounting for ‘‘multi-threaded’’ participants, and (iii) an algorithm to check our realisability conditions directly over pomsets, (iv) an analysis of the algorithm and its benchmarking attained with a prototype implementation.


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