Date of Original Version

2003

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Abstract: "We present a new approach to unbounded, fully symbolic model checking of timed automata that is based on an efficient translation of quantified separation logic to quantified Boolean logic. Our technique preserves the interpretation of clocks over the reals and can check any property expressed in the timed [mu] calculus. The core operations of eliminating quantifiers over real variables and deciding separation logic are respectively translated to eliminating quantifiers on Boolean variables and checking Boolean satisfiability (SAT). We can thus leverage well-known techniques for Boolean formulas, including Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) and recent advances in SAT and SAT-based quantifier elimination. We present preliminary empirical results for a BDD-based implementation of our method."

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