Sven Dziadek

Energy problems in finite and timed automata with Büchi conditions

By Sven Dziadek, Uli Fahrenberg, Philipp Schlehuber-Caissier


In International symposium on formal methods (FM)

Abstract We show how to efficiently solve energy Büchi problems in finite weighted automata and in one-clock weighted timed automata. Solving the former problem is our main contribution and is handled by a modified version of Bellman-Ford interleaved with Couvreur’s algorithm. The latter problem is handled via a reduction to the former relying on the corner-point abstraction. All our algorithms are freely available and implemented in a tool based on the open-source tools TChecker and Spot.

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Greibach normal form for $\omega$-algebraic systems and weighted simple $\omega$-pushdown automata

By Manfred Droste, Sven Dziadek, Werner Kuich


In Information and Computation

Abstract In weighted automata theory, many classical results on formal languages have been extended into a quantitative setting. Here, we investigate weighted context-free languages of infinite words, a generalization of $\omega$-context-free languages (as introduced by Cohen and Gold in 1977) and an extension of weighted context-free languages of finite words (that were already investigated by Chomsky and Schützenberger in 1963). As in the theory of formal grammars, these weighted context-free languages, or $\omega$-algebraic series, can be represented as solutions of mixed $\omega$-algebraic systems of equations and by weighted $\omega$-pushdown automata.

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