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Henzinger, Thomas A. ; Lehtinen, Karoliina ; Totzke, Patrick

History-Deterministic Timed Automata

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We explore the notion of history-determinism in the context of timed automata (TA). History-deterministic automata are those in which nondeterminism can be resolved on the fly, based on the run constructed thus far. History-determinism is a robust property that admits different game-based characterisations, and history-deterministic specifications allow for game-based verification without an expensive determinization step.
We show yet another characterisation of history-determinism in terms of fair simulation, at the general level of labelled transition systems: a system is history-deterministic precisely if and only if it fairly simulates all language smaller systems.
For timed automata over infinite timed words it is known that universality is undecidable for B├╝chi TA. We show that for history-deterministic TA with arbitrary parity acceptance, timed universality, inclusion, and synthesis all remain decidable and are ExpTime-complete.
For the subclass of TA with safety or reachability acceptance, we show that checking whether such an automaton is history-deterministic is decidable (in ExpTime), and history-deterministic TA with safety acceptance are effectively determinizable without introducing new automata states.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Henzinger, Thomas A. and Lehtinen, Karoliina and Totzke, Patrick},
  title =	{{History-Deterministic Timed Automata}},
  booktitle =	{33rd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2022)},
  pages =	{14:1--14:21},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-246-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{243},
  editor =	{Klin, Bartek and Lasota, S{\l}awomir and Muscholl, Anca},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-170778},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2022.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: Timed Automata, History-determinism, Good-for-games, fair simulation, synthesis}

Keywords: Timed Automata, History-determinism, Good-for-games, fair simulation, synthesis
Collection: 33rd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 06.09.2022

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