On MITL and Alternating Timed Automata

  • Thomas Brihaye
  • Morgane Estiévenart
  • Gilles Geeraerts
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8053)


One clock alternating timed automata (OCATA) have been recently introduced as natural extension of (one clock) timed automata to express the semantics of MTL [12]. We consider the application of OCATA to problem of model-checking MITL formulas (a syntactic fragment of MTL) against timed automata. We introduce a new semantics for OCATA where, intuitively, clock valuations are intervals instead of single values in ℝ. Thanks to this new semantics, we show that we can bound the number of clock copies that are necessary to allow an OCATA to recognise the models of an MITL formula. Equipped with this technique, we propose a new algorithm to translate an MITL formula into a timed automaton, and we sketch several ideas to define new model checking algorithms for MITL.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Brihaye
    • 1
  • Morgane Estiévenart
    • 1
  • Gilles Geeraerts
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de MathématiquesUniversité de Mons (UMONS)Belgium
  2. 2.Département d’InformatiqueUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.)Belgium

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