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Computing Accumulated Delays in Realtime Systems \Lambda Rajeev Alur y Costas Courcoubetis z Thomas A. Henzinger x

Summary: Computing Accumulated Delays in Real­time Systems \Lambda
Rajeev Alur y Costas Courcoubetis z Thomas A. Henzinger x
Abstract. We present a verification algorithm for duration properties of real­time
systems. While simple real­time properties constrain the total elapsed time between
events, duration properties constrain the accumulated satisfaction time of state pred­
icates. We formalize the concept of durations by introducing duration measures for
timed automata. A duration measure assigns to each finite run of a timed automaton
a real number ---the duration of the run--- which may be the accumulated satisfaction
time of a state predicate along the run. Given a timed automaton with a duration
measure, an initial and a final state, and an arithmetic constraint, the duration­bounded
reachability problem asks if there is a run of the automaton from the initial state to
the final state such that the duration of the run satisfies the constraint. Our main
result is an (optimal) Pspace decision procedure for the duration­bounded reachability
1 Introduction
Over the past decade, model checking [CE81, QS81] has emerged as a powerful tool for the automatic
verification of finite­state systems. Recently the model­checking paradigm has been extended to
real­time systems [ACD93, HNSY94, AFH96]. Thus, given the description of a finite­state system
together with its timing assumptions, there are algorithms that test whether the system satisfies
a specification written in a real­time temporal logic. A typical property that can be specified in


Source: Alur, Rajeev - Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences