Strategy-based and knowledge-based models of information flow: equivalence and decidability (joint work with Constantin Enea, Radu Gramatovici and Alexandru Sofronia)

We show that two notions of information flow, one which is strategy-based and the other knowledge-based, are equivalent. The first notion models the possibilities that a high-level user has to
send information to the low-level user by distinctly observable runs, whereas the second notion models information leak as variations in the knowledge of the low-level user during his observation of the system behavior. We also give an algorithm for deciding whether a finite-state system has no information flow in our setting, by reducing the problem to a reachability problem in finite automata.

"Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2007)", Timisoara, Romania, 26-29 September 2007, to appear.

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