A decidable temporal logic of repeating values.

*(English)*Zbl 1132.03337
Artemov, Sergei N. (ed.) et al., Logical foundations of computer science. International symposium, LFCS 2007, New York, NY, USA, June 4–7, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-72732-3/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4514, 180-194 (2007).

Summary: Various logical formalisms with the freeze quantifier have been recently considered to model computer systems even though this is a powerful mechanism that often leads to undecidability. In this paper, we study a linear-time temporal logic with past-time operators such that the freeze operator is only used to express that some value from an infinite set is repeated in the future or in the past. Such a restriction has been inspired by a recent work on spatio-temporal logics. We show decidability of finitary and infinitary satisfiability by reduction into the verification of temporal properties in Petri nets. This is a surprising result since the logic is closed under negation, contains future-time and past-time temporal operators and can express the nonce property and its negation. These ingredients are known to lead to undecidability with a more liberal use of the freeze quantifier.

For the entire collection see [Zbl 1121.03005].

For the entire collection see [Zbl 1121.03005].