Improving the Model Checking of Strategies under Partial Observability and Fairness Constraints

  • Simon Busard
  • Charles Pecheur
  • Hongyang Qu
  • Franco Raimondi
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11737-9_3

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8829)
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Busard S., Pecheur C., Qu H., Raimondi F. (2014) Improving the Model Checking of Strategies under Partial Observability and Fairness Constraints. In: Merz S., Pang J. (eds) Formal Methods and Software Engineering. ICFEM 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8829. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Reasoning about strategies has been a concern for several years, and many extensions of Alternating-time Temporal Logic have been proposed. One extension, ATLKirF, allows the user to reason about the strategies of the agents of a system under partial observability and unconditional fairness constraints. However, the existing model-checking algorithm for ATLKirF is inefficient when the user is only interested in the satisfaction of a formula in a small subset of states, such as the set of initial states of the system. We propose to generate fewer strategies by only focusing on partial strategies reachable from this subset of states, reducing the time needed to perform the verification. We also describe several practical improvements to further reduce the verification time and present experiments showing the practical impact of the approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Busard
    • 1
  • Charles Pecheur
    • 1
  • Hongyang Qu
    • 2
  • Franco Raimondi
    • 3
  1. 1.ICTEAM InstituteUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer ScienceMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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