This paper considers model checking the safety for members of a product line of railway interlocking systems, where an actual interlocking system is modelled as an instance of a generic model configured over the network under its control. For models over large networks it is a well-known problem that model checking may fail due to state space explosion. The RobustRailS tools that combine inductive reasoning with SMT solving using Jan Peleska’s powerful RT-Tester tool suite have pushed considerably the limits of the size of networks that can be handled. To further push these limits, we have proposed a compositional method that can be combined with RobustRailS to reduce the size of networks to be model checked: the idea is to divide the network of the system to be verified into two sub-networks and then model check the model instances for these sub-networks instead of that for the full network. In this paper we propose a strategy for applying such network divisions repeatedly to achieve a fine granularity decomposition of a given network into a number of small sub-networks. Under certain conditions, these sub-networks all belong to a library of pre-verified elementary networks, so model checking of the sub-networks is no longer needed.
|Title of host publication||Applicable Formal Methods for Safe Industrial Products |
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
- Compositional Verification
- Formal Methods
- Interlocking Systems
- Model Checking