On the Complexity of Resource-Bounded Logics

  • Natasha Alechina
  • Nils BullingEmail author
  • Stephane Demri
  • Brian Logan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9899)


We revisit decidability results for resource-bounded logics and use decision problems for vector addition systems with states (VASS) to characterise the complexity of (decidable) model-checking problems. We show that the model-checking problem for the logic RB\(\pm \)ATL is 2exptime-complete by using recent results on alternating VASS. In addition, we establish that the model-checking problem for RBTL is decidable and has the same complexity as for RBTL\(^*\) (the extension of RBTL with arbitrary path formulae), namely expspace-complete, proving a new decidability result as a by-product of the approach. Finally, we establish that the model-checking problem for RB\(\pm \)ATL\(^*\) is decidable by a reduction to parity games, and show how to synthesise values for resource parameters.


Temporal Logic Atomic Formula Pareto Frontier State Reachability Unary Rule 
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We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their numerous suggestions that helped us improve the quality of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natasha Alechina
    • 1
  • Nils Bulling
    • 2
    Email author
  • Stephane Demri
    • 3
  • Brian Logan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.TU DelftDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.LSV, CNRS, ENS CachanCachanFrance

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