Principles of Model Checking is a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of model checking, a fully automated technique for finding flaws in hardware and software, with extensive examples and both practical and theoretical exercises.
Our growing dependence on increasingly complex computer and software systems necessitates the development of formalisms, techniques, and tools for assessing the functional properties of these systems. One such technique that has emerged in the last twenty years is model checking, which systematically (and automatically) checks whether a model of a given system satisfies a desired property, such as deadlock freedom, invariants, and request-response properties. This automated technique for verification and debugging has developed into a mature and widely used approach with many applications.
Principles of Model Checking offers a comprehensive introduction to model checking that is not only a text suitable for classroom use but also a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in the field.