Studia Logica

, Volume 104, Issue 4, pp 641–678 | Cite as

Checking EMTLK Properties of Timed Interpreted Systems Via Bounded Model Checking

  • Bożena Woźna-Szcześniak
  • Andrzej Zbrzezny
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We investigate a SAT-based bounded model checking (BMC) method for EMTLK (the existential fragment of the metric temporal logic with knowledge) that is interpreted over timed models generated by timed interpreted systems. In particular, we translate the existential model checking problem for EMTLK to the existential model checking problem for a variant of linear temporal logic (called HLTLK), and we provide a SAT-based BMC technique for HLTLK. We evaluated the performance of our BMC by means of a variant of a timed generic pipeline paradigm scenario and a timed train controller system.


Bounded Model Checking Timed Interpreted Systems Metric Temporal Logic with Knowledge 


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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceJan Długosz UniversityCzȩstochowaPoland

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