Publications in Scientific Journals:

I. Konnov, H. Veith, J. Widder:
"On the completeness of bounded model checking for threshold-based distributed algorithms: Reachability";
Information and Computation, 252 (2017), 95 - 109.

English abstract:
Counter abstraction is a powerful tool for parameterized model checking, if the number of local states of the concurrent processes is relatively small. In recent work, we introduced parametric interval counter abstraction that allowed us to verify the safety and liveness of threshold-based fault-tolerant distributed algorithms (FTDA). Due to state space explosion, applying this technique to distributed algorithms with hundreds of local states is challenging for state-of-the-art model checkers. In this paper, we demonstrate that reachability properties of FTDAs can be verified by bounded model checking. To ensure completeness, we need an upper bound on the distance between states. We show that the diameters of accelerated counter systems of FTDAs, and of their counter abstractions, have a quadratic upper bound in the number of local transitions. Our experiments show that the resulting bounds are sufficiently small to use bounded model checking for parameterized verification of reachability properties of several FTDAs, some of which have not been automatically verified before.

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Related Projects:
Project Head Igor Konnov:
Abstraction-based Parameterized TLA Checker

Project Head Josef Widder:
Parametrized Verification of Fault-tolerant Distributed Algorithms

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