More Efficient On-the-Fly Verification Methods of Colored Petri Nets

keywords: Model checking, CPN, on-the-fly, LTL, state space
Colored Petri Nets (CP-nets or CPNs) are powerful modeling language for concurrent systems. As for CPNs' model checking, the mainstream method is unfolding that transforms a CPN into an equivalent P/T net. However the equivalent P/T net tends to be too enormous to be handled. As for checking CPN models without unfolding, we present three practical on-the-fly verification methods which are all focused on how to make state space generation more efficient. The first one is a basic one, based on a standard state space generation algorithm, but its efficiency is low. The second one is an overall improvement of the first. The third one sacrifices some applicability for higher efficiency. We implemented the three algorithms and validated great efficiency of latter two algorithms through experimental results.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 93-A30
reference: Vol. 40, 2021, No. 1, pp. 195–215