Eleventh Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1996)

Paper: Model-checking of correctness conditions for concurrent objects (at LICS 1996)

Authors: Rajeev Alur Ken McMillan Doron Peled


The notions of serializability, linearizability and sequential consistency are used in the specification of concurrent systems. We show that the model checking problem for each of these properties can be cast in terms of the containment of one regular language in another regular language shuffled using a semi-commutative alphabet. The three model checking problems are shown to be, respectively, in PSPACE, in EXPSPACE, and undecidable


    author = 	 {Rajeev Alur and Ken McMillan and Doron Peled},
    title = 	 {Model-checking of correctness conditions for concurrent objects},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 1996},
    year =	 1996,
    editor =	 {Edmund M. Clarke},
    month =	 {July}, 
    pages =      {219-228},
    location =   {New Brunswick, NJ, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}