An Automata-based Approach for CTL⋆ With Constraints

Régis Gascon
2009 Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  
We introduce a general definition for a family of branching-time logics that extend CTL * by allowing constraints between variables at the atomic level. These constraints allow to compare values of variables at different states of the model. We define an automata-theoretic approach to solve verification problems for such extensions. Our method is based on a finite abstraction of the infinite state space and a symbolic representation of the models that generalizes several approaches used for
more » ... nsions of the linear-time logic LTL with constraints. We extend and combine several constructions involving alternating tree automata. We apply this approach to prove decidability and optimal complexity results for particular instances of CTL * extensions whenever an abstraction of the models verifying a "nice" property can be computed. These theoretical results generalize several results on LTL with constraints where such nice abstractions are used.
doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2009.05.040 fatcat:qgr2cwvolrbuzf6zyzbqjwbmwq