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Conference Papers Year : 2022

Zone Extrapolations in Parametric Timed Automata


Timed automata (TAs) are an efficient formalism to model and verify systems with hard timing constraints, and concurrency. While TAs assume exact timing constants with infinite precision, parametric TAs (PTAs) leverage this limitation and increase their expressiveness, at the cost of undecidability. A practical explanation for the efficiency of TAs is zone extrapolation, where clock valuations beyond a given constant are considered equivalent. This concept cannot be easily extended to PTAs, due to the fact that parameters can be unbounded or can take arbitrary rational values. In this work, we propose several definitions of extrapolation for PTAs based on the M-extrapolation, and we study their correctness. Our experiments show an overall decrease of the computation time and, most importantly, allow termination of some previously unsolvable benchmarks.

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hal-03690070 , version 1 (07-06-2022)



Johan Arcile,, Étienne André. Zone Extrapolations in Parametric Timed Automata. 14th NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2022), Klaus Havelund; Jyo Deshmukh; Ivan Perez, May 2022, Caltech, Pasadena, United States. pp.451-469, ⟨10.1007/978-3-031-06773-0_24⟩. ⟨hal-03690070⟩
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