A Checker for Modal Formulae for Processes with Data

  • Jan Friso Groote
  • Tim A. C. Willemse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3188)


We present a new technique for the automatic verification of first order modal μ-calculus formulae on infinite state, data-dependent processes. The use of boolean equation systems for solving the model-checking problem in the finite case is well-studied. We extend this technique to infinite state and data-dependent processes. We describe a transformation of the model checking problem to the problem of solving equation systems, and present a semi-decision procedure to solve these equation systems and discuss the capabilities of a prototype implementing our procedure. This prototype has been successfully applied to many systems. We report on its functioning for the Bakery Protocol.


Model Checking μCRL First Order Modal μ-Calculus First Order Boolean Equation Systems Data-Dependent Systems Infinite State Systems 


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  • Jan Friso Groote
    • 1
  • Tim A. C. Willemse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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