Qualitative and Quantitative Monitoring of Spatio-Temporal Properties

  • Laura NenziEmail author
  • Luca Bortolussi
  • Vincenzo Ciancia
  • Michele Loreti
  • Mieke Massink
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9333)


We address the specification and verification of spatio-temporal behaviours of complex systems, extending Signal Spatio-Temporal Logic (SSTL) with a spatial operator capable of specifying topological properties in a discrete space. The latter is modelled as a weighted graph, and provided with a boolean and a quantitative semantics. Furthermore, we define efficient monitoring algorithms for both the boolean and the quantitative semantics. These are implemented in a Java tool available online. We illustrate the expressiveness of SSTL and the effectiveness of the monitoring procedures on the formation of patterns in a Turing reaction-diffusion system.


Signal Spatio-Temporal Logic Boolean semantics Quantitative semantics Monitoring algorithms Weighted graphs Turing patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Nenzi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca Bortolussi
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Vincenzo Ciancia
    • 4
  • Michele Loreti
    • 1
    • 5
  • Mieke Massink
    • 4
  1. 1.IMTLuccaItaly
  2. 2.MOSISaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.DMGUniversity of TriesteTriesteItaly
  4. 4.CNR-ISTIPisaItaly
  5. 5.DiSIAUniversity of FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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