|Abstract of Paper|
Process Algebrai Frameworks for the
Specification and Analysis of
by Roberto Gorrieri and Fabio Martinelli
Two process algebraic approaches for the analysis of cryptographic protocols, namely the spi calculus by Abadi and Gordon and CryptoSPA by Focardi, Gorrieri and Martinelli, are surveyed and compared. We show that the two process algebras have comparable expressive power, by providing an encoding of the former into the latter. We also discuss the relationships among some security properties, i.e., authenticity and secrecy, that have different definitions in the two approaches.