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In this work we extend the Emerson and Kahlon’s cutoff theorems for process skeletons with conjunctive guards to Parameterized Networks of Timed Automata, i.e. systems obtained by an unbounded number …
In this work we extend the Emerson and Kahlon’s cutoff theorems for process skeletons with conjunctive guards to Parameterized Networks of Timed Automata, i.e. systems obtained by an unbounded number of Timed Automata instantiated from a finite set U_1 , ..., U_n of Timed Automata templates. In this way we aim at giving a first tool to universally verify software systems where an unknown number of software components (i.e. processes) interact with temporal constraints. It is often the case, indeed, that distributed algorithms show an heterogeneous nature, combining dynamic aspects with realtime aspects. In the paper we will also show how to model check a protocol that uses special variables storing identifiers of the participating processes (i.e. PIDs) in Timed Automata with conjunctive guards. This is nontrivial, since solutions to the parameterized verification problem often relies on the processes to be symmetric, i.e. indistinguishable. On the other side, many popular distributed algorithms make use of PIDs and thus cannot directly apply those solutions.
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