Imperial College London

ProfessorAlessioLomuscio

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Logic for Multiagent Systems
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 8414a.lomuscio Website

 
 
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504Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Van:2006:10.1145/1160633.1160665,
author = {Van, Der Hoek W and Lomuscio, A and Wooldridge, M},
doi = {10.1145/1160633.1160665},
pages = {201--208},
title = {On the complexity of practical ATL model checking},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1160633.1160665},
year = {2006}
}

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TY  - CPAPER
AB - We investigate the computational complexity of reasoning about multi-agent systems using the cooperation logic ATL of Alur, Henzinger, and Kupferman. It is known that satisfiability checking is EXPTIME-complete for "full" ATL, and PSPACE-complete (in the general case) for the fragment of ATL corresponding to Pauly's Coalition Logic. In contrast, the model checking problems for ATL and Coalition Logic can both be solved in time polynomial in the size of the formula and the size of model against which the formula is to be checked. However, these latter results assume an extensive representation of models, in which all states of a model are explicitly enumerated. Such representations are not feasible in practice. In this paper we investigate the complexity of the ATL and Coalition Logic model checking problems for a more "reasonable" model representation known as SRML ("Simple Reactive Modules Language"), a simplified version of the actual model representation languages used for model checkers such as SMV and MOCHA. While it is unsurprising that, when measured against such representations, the model checking problems for ATL and Coalition Logic have a higher complexity than when measured against explicit state representations, we show that in fact the ATL and Coalition Logic model checking problems for SRML models have the same complexity as the corresponding satisfiability problems. That is, model checking ATL formulae against SRML models is EXPTIME-complete, and model checking Coalition Logic formulae against SRML models is PSPACE-complete. We conclude by investigating some technical issues around these results, and discussing their implications. Copyright 2006 ACM.
AU - Van,Der Hoek W
AU - Lomuscio,A
AU - Wooldridge,M
DO - 10.1145/1160633.1160665
EP - 208
PY - 2006///
SP - 201
TI - On the complexity of practical ATL model checking
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1160633.1160665
ER -