Bounded Model Checking for Region Automata

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Bounded Model Checking for Region Automata
For successful software verification, model checkers must be capable of handling a large number of program variables. Traditional, BDD-based model checking is deficient in this regard, but bounded model checking (BMC) shows some promise. However, unlike traditional model checking, for which time systems have been thoroughly researched, BMC is less capable of modeling timing behavior—an essential task for verifying many types of software. Here we describe a new bounded model checker we have named xBMC, which we believe solves the reachability problem of dense-time systems. In xBMC, regions and transition relations are represented as Boolean formulae using discrete interpretations. In an experiment using well-developed model checkers to verify Fischer’s protocol, xBMC outperformed both traditional (Kronos [8], Uppaal [16], and Red [26]) and bounded (SAL [21]) model checkers by being able to verify up to 22 processes, followed by Red with 15 processes. Therefore, although xBMC is less...
Fang Yu, Bow-Yaw Wang, Yao-Wen Huang
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Fang Yu, Bow-Yaw Wang, Yao-Wen Huang
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