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Logic-based Specification and Verification of Homogeneous Dynamic Multi-agent Systems

11.02.2020, 11:00
Pavillon des Jardins
Valentin Goranko (Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University)

We develop a logic-based framework for formal specification and algorithmic verification of homogeneous and dynamic concurrent multi-agent transition systems (HDMAS). Homogeneity means that all agents have the same available actions at any given state and the actions have the same effects regardless of which agents perform them. The state transitions are therefore determined only by the vector of numbers of agents performing each action and are specified symbolically, by means of conditions on these numbers definable in Presburger arithmetic. The agents are divided into controllable (by the system supervisor/controller) and uncontrollable, representing the environment or adversary. Dynamicity means that the numbers of controllable and uncontrollable agents may vary throughout the system evolution, possibly at every transition. As a language for formal specification we use a suitably extended version of Alternating-time Temporal Logic (ATL), where one can specify properties of the type 'a coalition of (at least) n controllable agents can ensure against (at most) m uncontrollable agents that any possible evolution of the system satisfies a given objective O', where O is specified again as a formula of that language and each of n and m is either a fixed number or a variable that can be quantified over. We provide formal semantics to our logic L_HDMAS and define normal form of its formulae. We then prove that every formula in L_HDMAS is equivalent in the finite to one in a normal form and develop an algorithm for global model checking of formulae in normal form in finite HDMAS models, which invokes model checking the truth of Presburger formulae. We establish worst case complexity estimates for the model checking algorithm and illustrate it on a running example. (joint work with Riccardo De Masellis)

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