Dynamical Properties of Timed Automata Revisited

  • Cătălin Dima
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4763)


We give a generalization of a solution by Puri to the problem of checking emptiness in timed automata with drifting clocks for the case of automata with non-closed guards. We show that non-closed guards pose certain specific problems which cannot be handled by Puri’s algorithm, and propose a new algorithm, based on the idea of “boundary clock regions” of Alur, LaTorre and Pappas. We then give a symbolic algorithm for solving the reachability problem. Our algorithm is based on a symbolic construction of the “neighborhood” of a zone, and on a procedure that, given a set of zones \(\mathcal{Z}\), builds the forward propagation of the strongly connected components which can be reached from \(\mathcal{Z}\). This improves a symbolic algorithm of Daws and Kordy, due to the ability to handle sets of zones.


Stable Zone Hybrid Automaton Region Graph Reachability Problem Clock Drift 
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  • Cătălin Dima
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  1. 1.LACL, Université Paris 12, 61 av. du Général de Gaulle, 94010 CréteilFrance

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