Counterexample-guided Abstraction Refinement for the Analysis of ...


Barbara König and Vitali Kozioura. Counterexample-guided abstraction refinement for the analysis of graph transformation systems. Technical Report 01/2006, Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, 2006.


Graph transformation systems are a general specification language for systems with dynamically changing topologies, such as mobile and distributed systems. Although in the last few years several analysis and verification methods have been proposed for graph transformation systems, counterexample-guided abstraction refinement has not yet been studied in this setting. We propose a counterexample-guided abstraction refinement technique which is based on the over-approximation of graph transformation systems (GTS) by Petri nets. We show that a spurious counterexample is caused by merging nodes during the approximation. We present a technique for identifying these merged nodes and splitting them using abstraction refinement, which removes the spurious run. The technique has been implemented in the Augur tool and experimental results are discussed.

Suggested BibTeX entry:

    author = {Barbara K{\"o}nig and Vitali Kozioura},
    institution = {Universit{\"a}t Stuttgart, Fakult\"at Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik},
    number = {01/2006},
    title = {Counterexample-guided Abstraction Refinement for the Analysis of Graph Transformation Systems},
    year = {2006}

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