Systems Verification

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Upcoming Events

Caltech Verification Workshop 2009

July 7 – 14, 2008, 20th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, Princeton, USA CAV 2008


This research effort focuses on bridging theoretical frameworks related to systems verification applied to different fields such as software, controls and biology. These systems can be modeled as discrete, continuous or hybrid dynamical systems with added performance specifications, some of which include safety constraints, stability or the existence of a recurring state. Techniques for verifying a given system's adherence to design specifications vary from field to field. Our goal is to provide a theoretical foundation for verification that is adaptable to different domains. Currently, we are concentrating our efforts on relating techniques in robust control design to software verification concerns.



"Model Checking with Automata"

Related Reading

Verification and Control

  • D. C. Tarraf, A. Megretski and M. A. Dahleh, A Framework for Robust Stability of Systems Over Finite Alphabets, To appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, June 2008.
  • E. Klavins, R. Ghrist, and D. Lipsky, Graph Grammars for Self-Assembling Robotic Systems, Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. May, 2004, pp. 5293- 5300 pdf
  • Delvenue, Blondel, Complexity of Control On Finite Automata, pdf

Model Checking on Cellular Automata

  • K.Sutner, Model Checking One-Dimensional Cellular Automata, Submitted JCA. pdf
  • M. D'Antonio, G. Delzanno, SAT-based analysis of cellular automata, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3305/2004, 2004. pdf

General References

  • E. Clarke, O. Grumberg, D. A. Peled, Model Checking , ref
  • C. Baier, J. Katoen, Principles of Model Checking ref