Towards the Verification of Attributed Graph Transformation Systems

  • Barbara König
  • Vitali Kozioura
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5214)


We describe an approach for the verification of attributed graph transformation systems (AGTS). AGTSs are graph transformation systems where graphs are labelled over an algebra. We base our verification procedure on so-called approximated unfoldings combined with counterexample-guided abstraction refinement. Both techniques were originally developed for non-attributed systems. With respect to refinement we focus especially on detecting whether the spurious counterexample is caused by structural over-approximation or by an abstraction of the attributes which is too coarse. The technique is implemented in the verification tool Augur 2 and a leader election protocol has been successfully verified.


Graph Transformation Galois Connection Predicate Abstraction Graph Transformation System Spurious Counterexample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara König
    • 1
  • Vitali Kozioura
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Informatik und Angewandte KognitionswissenschaftUniversität Duisburg-EssenGermany

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