Automatic Symmetry Detection for Model Checking Using Computational Group Theory

@inproceedings{Donaldson2005AutomaticSD,
  title={Automatic Symmetry Detection for Model Checking Using Computational Group Theory},
  author={Alastair F. Donaldson and Alice Miller},
  booktitle={FM},
  year={2005}
}
We present an automatic technique for the detection of structural symmetry in a model directly from its Promela specification. Our approach involves finding the static channel diagram of the model, a graphical representation of channel-based system communication; computing the group of symmetries of this diagram; and computing the largest possible subgroup of these symmetries which induce automorphisms of the underlying model. We describe a tool, SymmExtractor, which, for a given model and LTL… 
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