Formal Methods in System Design

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 267–292 | Cite as

Checking Timed Büchi Automata Emptiness Efficiently

  • Stavros Tripakis
  • Sergio Yovine
  • Ahmed Bouajjani


This paper presents an on-the-fly and symbolic technique for efficiently checking timed automata emptiness. It is symbolic because it uses the simulation graph (instead of the region graph). It is on-the-fly because the simulation graph is generated during the test for emptiness. We have implemented a verification tool called Profounder based on this technique. To our knowledge, Profounder is the only available tool for checking emptiness of timed Büchi automata. To illustrate the practical interest of our approach, we show the performances of the tool on a non-trivial case study.


timed automata symbolic model-checking on-the fly verification verification tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros Tripakis
    • 1
  • Sergio Yovine
    • 2
  • Ahmed Bouajjani
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS–VERIMAG, Centre ÉquationGièresFrance
  2. 2.CNRS–VERIMAG, Centre ÉlquationGièresFrance
  3. 3.LIAFA, Univ. of Paris 7Paris Cedex 5France

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