International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science ( IF 0.523 ) Pub Date : 2021-01-06 , DOI: 10.1142/s0129054121500106 Ikhlass Ammar; Yamen El Touati; John Mullins; Moez Yeddes
The inclusion problem is one of the common problems in real-time systems. The general form of this problem is undecidable; however, the time-bounded verification of inclusion problem is decidable for timed automata. In this study, we propose a new discretization technique to verify the inclusion problem. The proposed technique is applied to a non-Zeno timed automaton with an upper bound that does not contain a non-reachable space for each transition. The new approach is based on the generation of timed bounded discretized language that represents an abstraction of timed words in the form of a set of a countable number of discrete timed words. A discrete timed word aggregates all timed words that share the same actions and their execution times that create the time continuous intervals. The lower and the upper bounds of an interval in a discrete timed word is defined by the minimum and maximum execution times associated to a given transition-run. In addition, we propose the verification schema of the inclusion between two timed bounded discretized languages generated by two non-Zeno timed automata.