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Model Checking Temporal Metric Specifications with Trio2Promela

  • Domenico Bianculli
  • Paola Spoletini
  • Angelo Morzenti
  • Matteo Pradella
  • Pierluigi San Pietro
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4767)

Abstract

We present Trio2Promela, a tool for model checking TRIO specifications by means of Spin. TRIO is a linear-time temporal logic with both future and past operators and a quantitative metric on time. Our approach is based on the translation of TRIO formulae into Promela programs guided by equivalence between TRIO and alternating Büchi automata. Trio2Promela may be used to check both purely descriptive TRIO specifications, a distinguishing difference with other model checking tools, and usual Promela programs for which the user needs to verify complex temporal properties. Then, we report on extensive and encouraging experimentation results, and compare Trio2Promela with similar tools.

Keywords

temporal logic model checking Spin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Bianculli
    • 1
  • Paola Spoletini
    • 2
  • Angelo Morzenti
    • 2
  • Matteo Pradella
    • 3
  • Pierluigi San Pietro
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics, University of LuganoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di MilanoItaly
  3. 3.CNR IEIIT-MIItaly

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