Conclusion

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Abstract

Hybrid systems are an equally important and challenging class of systems, whose numerous occurrences in safety-critical complex physical systems call for formal verification techniques to establish their correct functioning by rigorous mathematical analysis. The characteristic feature of the modelling idea behind hybrid systems is that they admit interacting discrete and continuous dynamics to capture the superposition of physical system dynamics with control at a natural modelling level. With these superpositions, hybrid systems can model challenging system dynamics fairly easily but also require sophisticated analysis techniques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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