Expressing iterative properties logically in a symbolic setting

Carron Shankland, Jeremy Bryans, Lionel Morel

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    We present a logic for reasoning about state transition systems (LOTOS behaviours) which allows properties involving repeated patterns over actions and data to be expressed. The state transition systems are derived from LOTOS behaviours; however, the logic is applicable to any similar formalism. The semantics of the logic is given with respect to symbolic transition systems, allowing reasoning about data to be separated from reasoning about flow of control. Several motivational examples are included.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology
    EditorsCharles Rattray, Savitri Maharaj, Carron Shankland
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-27815-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • LOTOS
    • formal verification
    • temporal logics
    • infinite state systems
    • symbolic representation


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