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Nanjing
June 17, 2008 to June 19, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3249-3
pp: 23-30
ABSTRACT
Verification techniques like SAT-based bounded model checking have been successfully applied to a variety of system models. Applying bounded model checking to compositional process algebras is, however, not a trivial task. One challenge is that the number of system states for process algebra models is not statically known, whereas exploring the full state space is computationally expensive. This paper presents a compositional encoding of hierarchical processes as SAT problems and then applies state-of-the-art SAT solvers for bounded model checking. The encoding avoids exploring the full state space for complex systems so as to deal with state space explosion. We developed an automated analyzer which combines complementing model checking techniques (i.e., bounded model checking and explicit on-the-fly model checking) to validate system models against event-based temporal properties. The experiment results show the analyzer handles large systems.
INDEX TERMS
Bounded Model Checking, Compositional Processes, Tool
CITATION
Jun Sun, Yang Liu, Jin Song Dong, Jing Sun, "Bounded Model Checking of Compositional Processes", TASE, 2008, 2008 2nd IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering (TASE '08), 2008 2nd IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering (TASE '08) 2008, pp. 23-30, doi:10.1109/TASE.2008.12
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