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Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series

Unfoldings

A Partial-Order Approach to Model Checking

Authors: Esparza, Javier, Heljanko, Keijo

  • Details an unfolding-based algorithm for model checking concurrent systems against properties specified as formulas of linear temporal logic (LTL)
  • Points the reader to tools and case studies
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About this book

Model checking is a prominent technique used in the hardware and software industries for automatic verification. While it is very successful in finding subtle bugs in distributed systems, it faces the state explosion problem - the number of reachable states grows exponentially in the number of concurrent components.

In this book the authors introduce unfoldings, an approach to model checking which alleviates the state explosion problem by means of concurrency theory. They offer a gentle introduction to the basics of the method, and in particular they detail an unfolding-based algorithm for model checking concurrent systems against properties specified as formulas of linear temporal logic (LTL). Self-contained chapters cover transition systems and their products; unfolding products; search procedures for basic verification problems, such as reachability and livelocks; and model checking LTL. The final chapter summarizes the results of the book, and points the reader to tools and case studies.

The book will be of value to researchers and graduate students engaged in automatic verification and concurrency theory.

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"In this book the authors show that the study of ‘unfoldings’, a mathematical formalism for the description and analysis of concurrent systems, alleviates the state explosion problem. … Most of the chapters are self-contained in order to increase the readability of the content. … The book provides a good overview on unfoldings techniques to researchers and graduate students engaged in model checking and concurrency theory. It can also be of interest to other people, outside computer science, since concurrency occurs everywere." (Viorel Mihai Gontineac, Zentrablatt MATH, Vol. 1153, 2009)

“The authors are leading experts in the field and provide an excellent account of the most important results in unfoldings within a coherent framework, which is accompanied by many examples. … Overall, this monograph is a success and highly recommended reading for everyone interested in concurrency and automatic verification.” (Gerald Lüttgen, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 k)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Esparza, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Transition Systems and Products

    Esparza, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Unfolding Products

    Esparza, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 13-40

  • Search Procedures for the Executability Problem

    Esparza, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 41-72

  • More on the Executability Problem

    Esparza, Javier (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-77426-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-77425-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09605-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unfoldings
Book Subtitle
A Partial-Order Approach to Model Checking
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77426-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77426-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77425-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09605-1
Series ISSN
1431-2654
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 172
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations
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