A liveness checking algorithm that counts
Paper in proceedings, 2012

We present a simple but novel algorithm for checking liveness properties of finite-state systems, called k-Liveness, which is based on counting and bounding the number of times a fairness constraint can become true. Our implementation of the algorithm is completely SAT-based, works fairly well in practice, and is competitive in performance with alternative methods. In addition, we present a pre-processing technique which can automatically derive extra fairness constraints for any given liveness problem. These constraints can be used to potentially boost the performace of any liveness algorithm. The experimental results show that the extra constraints are particularly beneficial in combination with our k-Liveness algorithm.

Author

Koen Lindström Claessen

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Technology (Chalmers)

Niklas Sörensson

2012 Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design, FMCAD 2012

52-59

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

ISBN

978-146734832-4

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10/8/2017