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Model Checking and Modular Verification
 ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems
, 1991
"... We describe a framework for compositional verification of finite state processes. The framework is based on two ideas: a subset of the logic CTL for which satisfaction is preserved under composition; and a preorder on structures which captures the relation between a component and a system containing ..."
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We describe a framework for compositional verification of finite state processes. The framework is based on two ideas: a subset of the logic CTL for which satisfaction is preserved under composition; and a preorder on structures which captures the relation between a component and a system containing the component. Satisfaction of a formula in the logic corresponds to being below a particular structure (a tableau for the formula) in the preorder. We show how to do assumeguarantee style reasoning within this framework. In addition, we demonstrate efficient methods for model checking in the logic and for checking the preorder in several special cases. We have implemented a system based on these methods, and we use it to give a compositional verification of a CPU controller. 1 Introduction Temporal logic model checking procedures are useful tools for the verification of finite state systems [3, 12, 20]. However, these procedures have traditionally suffered from the state explosion proble...
Model Checking Partial State Spaces with 3Valued Temporal Logics (Extended Abstract)
 In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Computer Aided Verification
, 1999
"... ) Glenn Bruns and Patrice Godefroid Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies fgrb,godg@belllabs.com Abstract. We address the problem of relating the result of model checking a partial state space of a system to the properties actually possessed by the system. We represent incomplete state space ..."
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) Glenn Bruns and Patrice Godefroid Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies fgrb,godg@belllabs.com Abstract. We address the problem of relating the result of model checking a partial state space of a system to the properties actually possessed by the system. We represent incomplete state spaces as partial Kripke structures, and give a 3valued interpretation to modal logic formulas on these structures. The third truth value ? means "unknown whether true or false". We define a preorder on partial Kripke structures that reflects their degree of completeness. We then provide a logical characterization of this preorder. This characterization thus relates properties of less complete structures to properties of more complete structures. We present similar results for labeled transition systems and show a connection to intuitionistic modal logic. We also present a 3valued CTL model checking algorithm, which returns ? only when the partial state space lacks information needed ...
Compositional Minimisation of Finite State Systems Using Interface Specifications
, 1996
"... We present a method for the compositional construction of the minimal transition system that represents the semantics of a given distributed system. Our aim is to control the state explosion caused by the interleavings of actions of communicating parallel components by reduction steps that exploit g ..."
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We present a method for the compositional construction of the minimal transition system that represents the semantics of a given distributed system. Our aim is to control the state explosion caused by the interleavings of actions of communicating parallel components by reduction steps that exploit global communication constraints given in terms of interface specifications. The effect of the method, which is developed for bisimulation semantics here, depends on the structure of the distributed system under consideration, and the accuracy of the interface specifications. However, its correctness is independent of the correctness of the interface specifications provided by the program designer.