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On Equivalence between Timed State Machines and Time Petri Nets

Stefan Haar
Laurent Kaiser
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Joël Toussaint
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In this article, we identify a subclass of Timed Automata (Alur and Dill \citeAlurDill: [1], called Timed State Machines as weakly equivalent w.r.t. strongly timed behavior to a canonical class of Time Petri Nets (TPNs) in the sense of Merlin and Farber [17]; more precisely, the weak equivalence holds for bounded non-Zeno TPN with self-concurrency 1, denoted N1TPN. TSMs, and in particular message synchronized products, called TIOSMs, are mainly used for test generation; on the other hand, there is a rich literature on TPNs in verification. Hence our motivation to combine the strengths of both models. We present here an explicit construction for two - way translation between 1-TPNs and TSMs; in both directions, the power of clock timing is exploited to obtain concise and analyzable models. The TSM model obtained from the translation has a state set the size of the reachability graph; it thus improves on the class graph obtained by the enumerative method [3],[2]. The existence of the translation procedure, which has also been implemented in a tool prototype, XTIOSM, makes the model equivalence effective.
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inria-00072589 , version 1 (24-05-2006)


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Stefan Haar, Laurent Kaiser, Françoise Simonot-Lion, Joël Toussaint. On Equivalence between Timed State Machines and Time Petri Nets. [Research Report] RR-4049, INRIA. 2000. ⟨inria-00072589⟩
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