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Progress, justness and fairness


Rob van Glabbeek and Peter Hoefner


UNSW Sydney


Fairness assumptions are a valuable tool when reasoning about systems. In this paper, we classify several fairness properties found in the literature and argue that most of them are too restrictive for many applications. As an alternative we introduce the concept of justness.

BibTeX Entry

    publisher        = {ACM},
    doi              = {},
    author           = {van Glabbeek, Rob and Hoefner, Peter},
    issue            = {4},
    journal          = {ACM Computing Surveys},
    issn             = {0360-0300},
    month            = aug,
    volume           = {52},
    keywords         = {Survey paper; Fairness; Progress; Justness; Liveness; Labelled Transition Systems.},
    year             = {2019},
    date             = {2019-8-30},
    title            = {Progress, Justness and Fairness},
    pages            = {69:1--69:38}