On the Designing of Model Checkers for Real-Time Distributed Systems.
To verify real-time properties of UML statecharts one may apply a UPPAAL, toolbox for model checking of real-time systems. One of the most suitable ways to specify an operational semantics of UML statecharts is to invoke the formal model of Hierarchical Timed Automata. Since the model language of UPPAAL is based on Networks of Timed Automata one has to provide a conversion of Hierarchical Timed Automata to Networks of Timed Automata. In this paper we describe this conversion algorithm and prove that it is correct w.r.t. UPPAAL query language which is based on the subset of Timed CTL.
Proceedings of the 3-rd Workshop "Program Semantics, Specification, and Verification: Theory and Applications", Nizhni Novgorod, Russia, July 1-2, 2012, 2012, Novgorod, Russia, pp. 72-81.