A Novel Decentralized LTL Monitoring Framework Using Formula Progression Table

Omar Bataineh, David S. Rosenblum, Mark Reynolds

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Abstract

This paper presents a new technique for optimizing formal analysis of Boolean formulas and Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) formulas, namely the formula simplification tables. A formula simplification table is a mathematical table that shows all possible simplifications of the formula under different truth assignments of its variables. The simplification table is constructed using a three-valued logic: besides true and false, the variable can take an unknown value. The advantages of constructing a simplification table of a formula are two-fold. First, it can be used to compute the logical influence weight of each variable in the formula, which is a quantitative score that shows the importance of the variable in affecting the outcome of the formula. Second, it can be used to identify variables that have the highest logical influences on the outcome of the formula. We demonstrate the effectiveness of formula simplification table in the context of software verification by developing an efficient framework for the well-known decentralized monitoring problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModel Checking Software - 26th International Symposium, SPIN 2019, Proceedings
EditorsFabrizio Biondi, Thomas Given-Wilson, Axel Legay
PublisherSpringer
Pages38-55
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783030309220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2019
Event26th International Symposium on Model Checking Software, SPIN 2019 - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 Jul 201916 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11636 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference26th International Symposium on Model Checking Software, SPIN 2019
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period15/07/1916/07/19

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