Synthesizing Reactive Systems Using Robustness and Recovery Specifications

Roderick Bloem, Hana Chockler, Masoud Ebrahimi, Ofer Strichman

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Past literature on synthesis identified the need to synthesize systems that are \emph{robust} to failures of the system in reading the inputs from the environment, and also to failures of the environment itself to satisfy our assumptions about its behavior. In this work, we propose a simple and flexible framework for synthesizing robust systems, where the user defines the required robustness via a temporal \emph{robustness specification}. For example, the user may specify that the environment is \emph{eventually} reliable, or input misreadings cannot occur more than $k$ consecutive steps, and synthesize a system under this assumption. Furthermore, our framework enables us to specify, also, a temporal \emph{recovery specification}, i.e., describing the way the system is expected to recover after a failure of the environment assumptions.
We show examples of robust systems that we have synthesized with this method by our synthesis tool {\sc Party}.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design, FMCAD 2019
EditorsClark Barrett, Jin Yang
PublisherIEEE CS
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9835678-9-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event FMCAD 2019: Foraml Methods in Computer-Aided Design - San Jose, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201925 Oct 2019


Conference FMCAD 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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