Exploiting Symmetry for Efficient Verification of Infinite-State Component-Based Systems

  • Qiang WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9984)


In this paper we present an efficient verification algorithm for infinite-state component-based systems modeled in the behavior-interaction-priority (\(\textsc {BIP}\)) framework. Our algorithm extends the persistent set partial order reduction by taking into account system symmetries, and further combines it with lazy predicate abstraction. We have implemented the new verification algorithm in our model checker for \(\textsc {BIP}\). The experimental evaluation shows that for systems exhibiting certain symmetries, our new algorithm outperforms the existing algorithms significantly.


Model Check Label Transition System Symmetry Reduction Orbit Relation Predicate Abstraction 
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I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Prof. Joseph Sifakis for his inspirations on \(\textsc {BIP}\), and to Dr. Alessandro Cimatti, Dr. Marco Roveri, Dr. Sergio Mover for their instructive guidance and help with Kratos model checker, and to Dr. Rongjie Yan, Dr. Simon Bliudze for the discussion and proofreading this manuscript, and all the anonymous reviewers for their careful reading of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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