Selected publications by Stefan Schwoon

Abstract:
We study generalized fixed-point equations over idempotent semirings and provide an efficient algorithm for the detection whether a sequence of Kleene's iterations stabilizes after a finite number of steps. Previously known approaches considered only bounded semirings where there are no infinite descending chains. The main novelty of our work is that we deal with semirings without the boundedness restriction. Our study is motivated by several applications from interprocedural dataflow analysis. We demonstrate how the reachability problem for weighted pushdown automata can be reduced to solving equations in the framework mentioned above and we describe a few applications to demonstrate its usability.

@inproceedings{KSSK-fossacs09,
   address = {York, UK},
   author = {K{\"u}hnrich, Morten and Schwoon, Stefan and Srba, Ji{\v{r}}{\'\i} and Kiefer, Stefan},
   booktitle = {{P}roceedings of the 12th {I}nternational {C}onference on {F}oundations of {S}oftware {S}cience and {C}omputation {S}tructures ({FoSSaCS}'09)},
   DOI = {10.1007/978-3-642-00596-1_31},
   editor = {de Alfaro, Luca},
   month = mar,
   pages = {440-455},
   publisher = {Springer},
   series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
   title = {Interprocedural Dataflow Analysis over Weight Domains with Infinite Descending Chains},
   url = {http://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/Publis/PAPERS/PDF/KSSK-fossacs09.pdf},
   volume = {5504},
   year = {2009},
}

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