Finite Model Finding for Parameterized Verification

Lisitsa, Alexei
(2010) Finite Model Finding for Parameterized Verification.

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In this paper we investigate to which extent a very simple and natural "reachability as deducibility" approach, originated in the research in formal methods in security, is applicable to the automated verification of large classes of infinite state and parameterized systems. The approach is based on modeling the reachability between (parameterized) states as deducibility between suitable encodings of states by formulas of first-order predicate logic. The verification of a safety property is reduced to a pure logical problem of finding a countermodel for a first-order formula. The later task is delegated then to the generic automated finite model building procedures. In this paper we first establish the relative completeness of the finite countermodel finding method (FCM) for a class of parameterized linear arrays of finite automata. The method is shown to be at least as powerful as known methods based on monotonic abstraction and symbolic backward reachability. Further, we extend the relative completeness of the approach and show that it can solve all safety verification problems which can be solved by the traditional regular model checking.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 17 pages, slightly different version of the paper is submitted to TACAS 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs.LO, cs.LO
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2018 06:47
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:25
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