Robust Satisfaction [chapter]

Orna Kupferman, Moshe Y. Vardi
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In order to check whether an open system satisfies a desired property, we need to check the behavior of the system with respect to an arbitrary environment. In the most general setting, the environment is another open system. Given an open system M and a property , we say that M robustly satisfies iff for every open system M 0 , which serves as an environment to M, the composition MkM 0 satisfies . The problem of robust model checking is then to decide, given M and , whether M robustly
more » ... . In this paper we study the robust-model-checking problem. We consider systems modeled by nondeterministic Moore machines, and properties specified by branching temporal logic (for linear temporal logic, robust satisfaction coincides with usual satisfaction). We show that the complexity of the problem is EXPTIME-complete for CTL and the -calculus, and is 2EXPTIME-complete for CTL ? . We partition branching temporal logic formulas into three classes: universal, existential, and mixed formulas. We show that each class has different sensitivity to the robustness requirement. In particular, unless the formula is mixed, robust model checking can ignore nondeterministic environments. In addition, we show that the problem of classifying a CTL formula into these classes is EXPTIMEcomplete. ?
doi:10.1007/3-540-48320-9_27 fatcat:n37pabvq6nfslby4edkeiioxkq