KR2020Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and ReasoningProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Rhodes, Greece. September 12-18, 2020.

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ISSN: 2334-1033
ISBN: 978-0-9992411-7-2

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Two-Stage Technique for LTLf Synthesis Under LTL Assumptions

  1. Giuseppe De Giacomo(University of Rome "La Sapienza")
  2. Antonio Di Stasio(University of Rome "La Sapienza")
  3. Moshe Y. Vardi(Rice University)
  4. Shufang Zhu(University of Rome "La Sapienza", Shanghai Industrial Control Safety Innovation Technology Co)


  1. Reasoning about actions and change, action languages-General


In synthesis, assumption are constraints on the environments that rule out certain environment behaviors. A key observation is that even if we consider system with LTLf goals on finite traces, assumptions need to be expressed considering infinite traces, using LTL on infinite traces, since the decision to stop the trace is controlled by the agent. To solve synthesis of LTLf goals under LTL assumptions, we could reduce the problem to LTL synthesis. Unfortunately, while synthesis in LTLf and in LTL have the same worst-case complexity (both are 2EXPTIME-complete), the algorithms available for LTL synthesis are much harder in practice than those for LTLf synthesis. Recently, it has been shown that in basic forms of fairness and stability assumptions we can avoid such a detour to LTL and keep the simplicity of LTLf synthesis. In this paper, we generalize these results and show how to effectively handle any kind of LTL assumptions. Specifically, we devise a two-stage technique for solving LTLf under general LTL assumptions and show empirically that this technique performs much better than standard LTL synthesis.