Refinement checking plays an important role in system verification. This means that the correctness of the system is established by showing a refinement relation between two models; one for the implementation and one for the specification. In "More Anti-chain Based Refinement Checking", Wang et al. describe an algorithm based on antichains for efficiently deciding stable failures refinement and failures-divergences refinement. We identify several issues pertaining to the soundness and performance in these algorithms and propose new, correct, antichain-based algorithms. Using a number of experiments we show that our algorithms outperform the original ones in terms of running time and memory usage. Furthermore, we show that applying divergence-preserving branching bisimulation reduction results in additional run time improvements.
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Feb 2019|
Bibliographical note28 pages, 6 figures, technical report