A verification framework for spatio-temporal consistency language with CCSL as a specification language

  • Yuanrui Zhang
  • Frédéric MalletEmail author
  • Yixiang ChenEmail author
Research Article


The Spatio-Temporal Consistency Language (STeC) is a high-level modeling language that deals natively with spatio-temporal behaviour, i.e., behaviour relating to certain locations and time. Such restriction by both locations and time is of first importance for some types of real-time systems. CCSL is a formal specification language based on logical clocks. It is used to describe some crucial safety properties for real-time systems, due to its powerful expressiveness of logical and chronometric time constraints. We consider a novel verification framework combining STeC and CCSL, with the advantages of addressing spatio-temporal consistency of system behaviour and easily expressing some crucial time constraints. We propose a theory combining these two languages and a method verifying CCSL properties in STeC models. We adopt UPPAAL as the model checking tool and give a simple example to illustrate how to carry out verification in our framework.


spatio-temporal consistency real-time systems spatio-temporal systems high-level modelling language clock constraint specification model checking verification framework 


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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61370100, 61321064), Shanghai Knowledge Service Platform Project (ZF1213), Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission Project (14511100400) and Defense Industrial Technology Development Program JCKY (2016212B004-2). Specially thank Professor Hengyang Wu, who gave us many usable proposals and found out many syntax errors in this paper. Also thank all reviewers for their time to carefully read this paper and give their valuable questions and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MoE Engineering Research Center for Software/Hardware Co-design Technology and ApplicationEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University Nice Sophia Antipolis, I3S, UMR 7271 CNRS, INRIASophia AntipolisFrance

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