Model-checking Inherently Fair Linear-time Properties

Thierry Nicola, Frank Nießner, Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche

Abstract

The concept of linear-time verification with an inherent fairness condition has been studied under the names approximate satisfaction, satisfaction up to liveness, and satisfaction within fairness in several publications. Even though proving the general applicability of the approach, reasonably efficient algorithms for inherently fair linear-time verification (IFLTV) are lacking. This paper bridges the gap between the theoretical foundation of IFLTV and its practical application, presenting a model-checking algorithm based on a structural analysis of the synchronous product of the system and property (Bu¨ chi) automata.

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Nicola T., Nießner F. and Ultes-Nitsche U. (2005). Model-checking Inherently Fair Linear-time Properties . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-22-8, pages 3-8. DOI: 10.5220/0002574300030008


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@conference{msvveis05,
author={Thierry Nicola and Frank Nießner and Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche},
title={Model-checking Inherently Fair Linear-time Properties},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={3-8},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002574300030008},
isbn={972-8865-22-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Modelling, Simulation, Verification and Validation of Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: MSVVEIS, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - Model-checking Inherently Fair Linear-time Properties
SN - 972-8865-22-8
AU - Nicola T.
AU - Nießner F.
AU - Ultes-Nitsche U.
PY - 2005
SP - 3
EP - 8
DO - 10.5220/0002574300030008