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Using Optimal Simulations to Reduce Reachability Graphs

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We here discuss an approach which uses the optimal simulation — a kind of reachability relation — to enable reasoning about important dynamic properties of a concurrent system. The optimal simulation usually involves only a very small subset of the possible behaviours generated by the system, yet provides a sufficient information to reason about a number of interesting system's properties (such as deadlock-freeness and liveness). In this paper we show how the optimal simulation might be used to generate a reachability graph which is usually much smaller than the standard reachability graph of the system; however, both graphs essentially convey the same information about its dynamic behaviour.

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Author(s): Janicki R, Koutny M

Editor(s): Clarke, E.M., Kurshan, R.P.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd International Workshop on Computer Aided Verification (CAV)

Year of Conference: 1991

Pages: 166-175

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/BFb0023730

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computing Science

ISBN: 9783540544777