K. Chatterjee, W. Dvorak, M. Henzinger,A. Svozil:

"Near-Linear Time Algorithms for Streett Objectives in Graphs and MDPs";

Talk: CONCUR 2019 - The 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, Amsterdam, Niederlande; 2019-08-26 - 2019-08-31; in: "30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory, {CONCUR} 2019", Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 140 (2019), ISBN: 978-3-95977-121-4; 1 - 16.

The fundamental model-checking problem, given as input a model and a specification, asks for the algorithmic verification of whether the model satisfies the specification. Two classical models for reactive systems are graphs and Markov decision processes (MDPs). A basic specification formalism in verification of reactive systems is the strong fairness (aka Streett) objective, where given different types of requests and corresponding grants, the requirement is that for each type, if the request event happens infinitely often, then the corresponding grant event must also happen infinitely often.

All omega-regular objectives can be expressed as Streett objectives and hence they are canonical in verification.

Consider graphs/MDPs with n vertices, m edges, and a Streett objective with k pairs, and let b denote the size of the description of the Streett objective for the sets of requests and grants.

The current best-known algorithm for the problem requires time O(min(n^2, m sqrt(m log n)) + b log n). In this work, we present randomized near-linear time algorithms, with expected running time \widetilde{O}(m + b), where the \widetilde{O} notation hides poly-log factors. Our randomized algorithms are near-linear in the size of the input, and hence optimal up to poly-log factors.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2019.7

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