Modal Logics for Timed Control

  • Patricia Bouyer
  • Franck Cassez
  • François Laroussinie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3653)


In this paper we use the timed modal logic L v to specify control objectives for timed plants. We show that the control problem for a large class of objectives can be reduced to a model-checking problem for an extension (\(L^{cont}_v\)) of the logic L v with a new modality.

More precisely we define a fragment of L v , namely \(L^{det}_v\), such that any control objective of \(L^{det}_v\) can be translated into a \(L^{cont}_v\) formula that holds for the plant if and only if there is a controller that can enforce the control objective.

We also show that the new modality of \(L^{cont}_v\) strictly increases the expressive power of L v while model-checking of \(L^{cont}_v\) remains EXPTIME-complete.


Control Problem Controllable Action Modal Logic Temporal Logic Control Objective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Bouyer
    • 1
  • Franck Cassez
    • 2
  • François Laroussinie
    • 1
  1. 1.LSV, UMR 8643, CNRS & ENS de CachanFrance
  2. 2.IRCCyN, UMR 6597, CNRSFrance

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