Constraint Database Models Characterizing Timed Bisimilarity

  • Supratik Mukhopadhyay
  • Andreas Podelski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1990)


The problem of deciding timed bisimilarity has received increasing attention; it is important for verification of timed systems. Using a characterization of timed bisimilarity in terms of models of constraint databases, we present to our knowledge, the first local, symbolic algorithm for deciding timed bisimilarity; previous algorithms were based on a finite, but prohibitively large, abstraction (the region graph or the full backward stable graph). Our algorithm uses XSB-style tabling with constraints. Our methodology is more general than those followed in the previous approaches in the sense that our algorithm can be used to decide whether two timed systems are alternating timed bisimilar.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Supratik Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • Andreas Podelski
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für InformatikSaarbrückenGermany

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