Eleventh Annual IEEE Symposium on

Logic in Computer Science (LICS 1996)

Paper: Efficient model checking via the equational /spl mu/-calculus (at LICS 1996)

Authors: Girish Bhat Rance Cleaveland


This paper studies the use of an equational variant of the modal /spl mu/-calculus as a unified framework for efficient temporal logic model checking. In particular we show how an expressive temporal logic, CTL*, may be efficiently translated into the /spl mu/-calculus. Using this translation, one may then employ /spl mu/-calculus model-checking techniques, including on-the-fly procedures, BDD-based algorithms and compositional model-checking approaches, to determine if systems satisfy formulas in CTL*.


    author = 	 {Girish Bhat and Rance Cleaveland},
    title = 	 {Efficient model checking via the equational /spl mu/-calculus},
    booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual IEEE Symp. on Logic in Computer Science, {LICS} 1996},
    year =	 1996,
    editor =	 {Edmund M. Clarke},
    month =	 {July}, 
    pages =      {304-312},
    location =   {New Brunswick, NJ, USA}, 
    publisher =	 {IEEE Computer Society Press}