A Formal Approach to Verify Parameterized Protocols in Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems

Long Zhang, Wenyan Hu, Wanxia Qu, Yang Guo, Sikun Li
2017 Mobile Information Systems  
Mobile cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are very hard to verify, because of asynchronous communication and the arbitrary number of components. Verification via model checking typically becomes impracticable due to the state space explosion caused by the system parameters and concurrency. In this paper, we propose a formal approach to verify the safety properties of parameterized protocols in mobile CPS. By using counter abstraction, the protocol is modeled as a Petri net. Then, a novel algorithm,
more » ... hich uses IC3 (the state-of-the-art model checking algorithm) as the back-end engine, is presented to verify the Petri net model. The experimental results show that our new approach can greatly scale the verification capabilities compared favorably against several recently published approaches. In addition to solving the instances fast, our method is significant for its lower memory consumption.
doi:10.1155/2017/5731678 fatcat:r7co6hiqt5fglhbuzx7ubjfbnm