Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Compositional Reasoning in Model Checking
Sergey Berezin, Sergio Campos*, Edmund M. Clarke
[To appear in the Proceedings of the Workshop COMPOS'97.]
The main problem in model checking that prevents it from being used
for verification of large systems is the state explosion problem.
This problem often arises from combining parallel processes together. Many
techniques have been proposed to overcome this difficulty and, thus,
increase the size of the systems that model checkers can handle. We
describe several compositional model checking techniques used in
practice and show a few examples demonstrating their performance.
Keywords: Automatic verification, temporal logic, compositional model
*Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil