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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2022.33
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Pérez, Guillermo A. ; Raha, Ritam

Revisiting Parameter Synthesis for One-Counter Automata

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We study the synthesis problem for one-counter automata with parameters. One-counter automata are obtained by extending classical finite-state automata with a counter whose value can range over non-negative integers and be tested for zero. The updates and tests applicable to the counter can further be made parametric by introducing a set of integer-valued variables called parameters. The synthesis problem for such automata asks whether there exists a valuation of the parameters such that all infinite runs of the automaton satisfy some ω-regular property. Lechner showed that (the complement of) the problem can be encoded in a restricted one-alternation fragment of Presburger arithmetic with divisibility. In this work (i) we argue that said fragment, called ∀∃_RPAD^+, is unfortunately undecidable. Nevertheless, by a careful re-encoding of the problem into a decidable restriction of ∀∃_RPAD^+, (ii) we prove that the synthesis problem is decidable in general and in 2NEXP for several fixed ω-regular properties. Finally, (iii) we give polynomial-space algorithms for the special cases of the problem where parameters can only be used in counter tests.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{P\'{e}rez, Guillermo A. and Raha, Ritam},
  title =	{{Revisiting Parameter Synthesis for One-Counter Automata}},
  booktitle =	{30th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2022)},
  pages =	{33:1--33:18},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-218-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{216},
  editor =	{Manea, Florin and Simpson, Alex},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-157534},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2022.33},
  annote =	{Keywords: Parametric one-counter automata, Reachability, Software Verification}

Keywords: Parametric one-counter automata, Reachability, Software Verification
Collection: 30th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 27.01.2022

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