A LTL Fragment for GR(1)-Synthesis

Andreas Morgenstern
(University Kaiserslautern)
Klaus Schneider
(University Kaiserslautern)

The idea of automatic synthesis of reactive programs starting from temporal logic (LTL) specifications is quite old, but was commonly thought to be infeasible due to the known double exponential complexity of the problem. However, new ideas have recently renewed the interest in LTL synthesis: One major new contribution in this area is the recent work of Piterman et al. who showed how polynomial time synthesis can be achieved for a large class of LTL specifications that is expressive enough to cover many practical examples. These LTL specifications are equivalent to omega-automata having a so-called GR(1) acceptance condition. This approach has been used to automatically synthesize implementations of real-world applications. To this end, manually written deterministic omega-automata having GR(1) conditions were used instead of the original LTL specifications. However, manually generating deterministic monitors is, of course, a hard and error-prone task. In this paper, we therefore present algorithms to automatically translate specifications of a remarkable large fragment of LTL to deterministic monitors having a GR(1) acceptance condition so that the synthesis algorithms can start with more readable LTL specifications.

In Johannes Reich and Bernd Finkbeiner: Proceedings International Workshop on Interactions, Games and Protocols (iWIGP 2011), Saarbrücken, Germany, 27th March 2011, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 50, pp. 33–45.
Published: 18th February 2011.

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