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In this paper we present an original and useful way for specifying and verifying temporal properties of concurrent programs with our tool named Quasar. Quasar is based on ASIS and uses formal methods (model checking). Properties that can be checked are either general, like deadlock or fairness, or more context specific, referring to tasks states or to value(More)
This paper presents CNDFS, a tight integration of two earlier multi-core nested depth-first search (NDFS) algorithms for LTL model checking. CNDFS combines the different strengths and avoids some weaknesses of its predecessors. We compare CNDFS to an earlier ad-hoc combination of those two algorithms and show several benefits: It has shorter and simpler(More)
Concurrency introduces a high degree of combinatory which may be the source of subtle mistakes. We present a new tool, Quasar, which is based on ASIS and which uses fully the concept of patterns. The analysis of a concurrent Ada program by our tool proceeds in four steps: automatic extraction of the concurrent part of the program; translation of the(More)
This paper presents the high level Petri nets analyzer Helena. Helena can be used for the on-the-fly verification of state properties, i.e., properties that must hold in all the reachable states of the system, and deadlock freeness. Some features of Helena make it particularly efficient in terms of memory management. Structural abstractions techniques,(More)
State space generation suffers from the typical combinatorial explosion problem when dealing with industrial specifications. In particular, memory consumption while storing the state space must be tackled to verify safety properties. Decision Diagrams are a way to tackle this problem. However, their performance strongly rely on the way variables encode a(More)
The limited amount of memory is the major bottleneck in model checking tools based on an explicit states enumeration. In this context, techniques allowing an efficient representation of the states are precious. We present in this paper a novel approach which enables to store the state space in a compact way. Though it belongs to the family of explicit(More)
This article presents the results of the Model Checking Contest held within the SUMo 2011 workshop, a satellite event of Petri Nets 2011. This contest aimed at a fair and experimental evaluation of the performances of model checking techniques applied to Petri nets. The participating tools were compared on several examinations (state space generation,(More)