## Symbolic Verification with Periodic Sets (1994)

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### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Boigelot94symbolicverification,

author = {Bernard Boigelot and Pierre Wolper},

title = {Symbolic Verification with Periodic Sets},

booktitle = {},

year = {1994},

pages = {55--67},

publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}

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### Abstract

Symbolic approaches attack the state explosion problem by introducing implicit representations that allow the simultaneous manipulation of large sets of states. The most commonly used representation in this context is the Binary Decision Diagram (BDD). This paper takes the point of view that other structures than BDD's can be useful for representing sets of values, and that combining implicit and explicit representations can be fruitful. It introduces a representation of complex periodic sets of integer values, shows how this representation can be manipulated, and describes its application to the state-space exploration of protocols. Preliminary experimental results indicate that the method can dramatically reduce the resources required for state-space exploration.