PARTS

Automatic real-time analysis of reactive systems with the PARTS toolset Real-time systems are becoming increasingly widespread, often in safety-critical applications. It is therefore crucial that these systems be correct; however, there are few automated tools for analyzing concurrency and timing properties of these systems. The PARTS toolset uses a Petri-net-based reachability analysis to analyze program specifications written in an Ada-83 subset. Our simple time Petri nets are specifically aimed at facilitating real-time analysis. In order to control the state-explosion problem, PARTS employs several optimization techniques aimed at state-space reduction. In this paper we discuss our approach and we report on extensive experiments with several examples of real-time specifications based on Ada 83. When possible, we also compare our experimental results with results obtained by other approaches to real-time analysis.

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