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Publications by Javier Esparza

2016

Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, Jerome Leroux, and Rupak Majumdar. Model checking population protocols. Technical report, Technical University of Munich, 2016. Submitted for publication.
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Eike Best and Javier Esparza. Existence of home states in petri nets is decidable. Inf. Process. Lett., 116(6):423–427, 2016.
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Javier Esparza and Philipp Hoffmann. Reduction rules for colored workflow nets. In FASE, pages 342–358. Springer, 2016.
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Jérôme Leroux Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty and Rupak Majumdar. Verification of population protocols. Acta Informatica, 2016. To appear.
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Javier Esparza, Michael Luttenberger, and Maximilian Schlund. A brief history of Strahler numbers — with a preface. Technical report, Technical University of Munich, 2016.
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2015

Javier Esparza and Philipp J. Meyer. An SMT-based approach to coverability analysis. In FMCAD, pages 49–56, 2015.
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Javier Esparza, Michael Luttenberger, and Maximilian Schlund. FPSOLVE: A generic solver for fixpoint equations over semirings. Int. J. Found. Comput. Sci., 26(7):805–826, 2015.
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Jérôme Leroux Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty and Rupak Majumdar. Verification of population protocols. In CONCUR, 2015.
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Pierre Ganty Antoine Durand-Gasselin, Javier Esparza and Rupak Majumdar. Model checking parameterized asynchronous shared-memory systems.. In CAV, pages 192–208, 2015.
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Antoine Durand-Gasselin, Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Rupak Majumdar. Model checking parameterized asynchronous shared-memory systems. Technical report, CoRR, 2015.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Desel. Negotiation programs. In PETRI NETS 2015, pages 157–178, 2015.
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Javier Esparza, Jan Kretinsky, and Salomon Sickert. From ltl to deterministic automata–a safraless compositional approach. Submitted, 2015.
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This publication is a major revision of EsparzaK_CAV14, contains several corrections and new material.

2014

Javier Esparza, Peter Lammich, Rene Neumann, Tobias Nipkow, Alexander Schimpf, and Jan-Georg Smaus. A fully verified executable LTL model checker. Archive of Formal Proofs, May 2014. Formal proof development.
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Javier Esparza, Michael Luttenberger, and Maximilian Schlund. A brief history of Strahler numbers. In LATA, pages 1–13, 2014.
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Javier Esparza and Philipp Hoffmann. Negotiation games. CoRR, abs/1405.6820, 2014.
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Javier Esparza, Michael Luttenberger, and Maximilian Schlund. FPsolve: A generic solver for fixpoint equations over semirings. In CIAA, pages 1–15, 2014.
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Javier Esparza. Keeping a crowd safe: On the complexity of parameterized verification. In STACS, pages 1–10, 2014. The paper published in the proceedings of STACS contained a mistake. This is the corrected version, which can also be found in arXiv.
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Javier Esparza and Jan Kretínský. From LTL to deterministic automata: A safraless compositional approach. Technical report, arxiv.org, 2014.
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Javier Esparza and Jan Kretínský. From LTL to deterministic automata: A safraless compositional approach. In CAV, pages 192–208, 2014.
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Javier Esparza, Ruslán Ledesma-Garza, Rupak Majumdar, Philipp Meyer, and Filip Niksic. An SMT-based approach to coverability analysis. In CAV, pages 603–619, 2014.
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Loïg Jezequel and Javier Esparza. Message-passing algorithms for the verification of distributed protocols. In VMCAI, pages 222–241, 2014.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Desel. On negotiation as concurrency primitive ii: Deterministic cyclic negotiations. In FOSSACS, pages 258–273, 2014.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Desel. On negotiation as concurrency primitive ii: Deterministic cyclic negotiations. Technical report, arXiv.org, 2014.
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2013

Javier Esparza, Loïg Jezequel, and Stefan Schwoon. Computation of summaries using net unfoldings. In FSTTCS, pages 225–236, 2013.
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Tomáš Brázdil, Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Antonín Kučera. Analyzing probabilistic pushdown automata. Formal Methods in System Design, 43(2):124–163, 2013.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Desel. On negotiation as concurrency primitive. In CONCUR, 2013.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Desel. On negotiation as concurrency primitive. Technical report, arXiv.org, 2013.
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Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Rupak Majumdar. Parameterized verification of asynchronous shared-memory systems. In CAV, pages 124–140, 2013.
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Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Rupak Majumdar. Parameterized verification of asynchronous shared-memory systems. Technical report, arXiv.org, 2013.
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Javier Esparza, Peter Lammich, Rene Neumann, Tobias Nipkow, Alexander Schimpf, and Jan-Georg Smaus. A fully verified executable LTL model checker. In CAV, pages 463–478, 2013.
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Javier Esparza, Andreas Gaiser, and Stefan Kiefer. A strongly polynomial algorithm for criticality of branching processes and consistency of stochastic context-free grammars. Inf. Process. Lett., 113(10-11):381–385, 2013.
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2012

Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Rupak Majumdar. A perfect model for bounded verification. In Twenty-Seventh Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Cmputer Sience (LICS 2012), pages 285–294, 2012.
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Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Rupak Majumdar. A perfect model for bounded verification. Technical report, arXiv.org, 2012.
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Javier Esparza and Jörg Kreiker. Three case studies on verification of infinite-state systems. In Modern Applications of Automata Theory. World Scientific Publishing, 2012.
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Javier Esparza, Andreas Gaiser, and Stefan Kiefer. Proving termination of probabilistic programs using patterns. In Computer Aided Verification - 24th International Conference, CAV 2012, Berkeley, CA, USA, July 7-13, 2012 Proceedings, pages 123–138, 2012.
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Jan Kretinsky and Javier Esparza. Deterministic automata for the (F,G)-fragment of LTL. In Computer Aided Verification - 24th International Conference, CAV 2012, Berkeley, CA, USA, July 7-13, 2012 Proceedings, pages 7–22, 2012.
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Jan Kretinsky and Javier Esparza. Deterministic automata for the (F,G)-fragment of LTL. Technical Report abs/1106.1424, arXiv.org, 2012.
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Javier Esparza, Orna Kupferman, and Moshe Vardi. Verification. In Hanbook on Automata Theory. European Mathematical Society, 2012. To appear.
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Tomáš Brázdil, Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Space-efficient scheduling of stochastically generated tasks. Information and Computation, 210:87–110, 2012.
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2011

Javier Esparza and Andreas Gaiser. Probabilistic abstractions with arbitrary domains. In Proceedings of the 18th International Static Analysis Symposium (SAS), volume 6887 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011.
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Javier Esparza and Michael Luttenberger. Solving fixed-point equations by derivation tree analysis. In Proceedings of CALCO'11, volume 6859 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 19–35. Springer, 2011.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Derivation tree analysis for accelerated fixed-point computation. Theoretical Computer Science, 412(28):3226–3241, 2011.
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Javier Esparza and Andreas Gaiser. Probabilistic abstractions with arbitrary domains. Technical report, Technische Universität München, 2011. Available via arxiv.org (arXiv:1106.1364).
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Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Parikh's theorem: A simple and direct automaton construction. Information Processing Letters (IPL), 111(12):614–619, 2011.
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J. Esparza and P. Ganty. Complexity of pattern-based verification for multithreaded programs. In Proc. of the 38th SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, POPL '11, 2011.
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2010

Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Newtonian program analysis. Journal of the ACM, 57(6):33:1–33:47, October 2010.
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B König and J. Esparza. Verification of graph transformation systems with context-free specifications. In Proc. of the 5th International Conference on Graph Transformations, 2010.
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J. Esparza, M. Leucker, and M. Schlund. Learning workflow Petri nets. In Proc. of the 31st International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets, 2010.
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J. Esparza. A false history of true concurrency: from Petri to tools. In Proc. of the 17th International SPIN Workshop, 2010.
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Tomáš Brázdil, Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Space-efficient scheduling of stochastically generated tasks. In Samson Abramsky et al., editor, Proceedings of the 37th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), part II, volume 6199 of LNCS, ARCoSS, pages 539–550, Bordeaux, France, 2010. Springer.
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Javier Esparza, Andreas Gaiser, and Stefan Kiefer. Computing least fixed points of probabilistic systems of polynomials. In Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS), Nancy, France, 2010.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Computing the least fixed point of positive polynomial systems. SIAM Journal on Computing, 39(6):2282–2335, 2010.
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2009

Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Newtonian program analysis. Technical report, Technische Universität München, Institut für Informatik, April 2009. An improved version of this report will be published in JACM.
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Tomáš Brázdil, Javier Esparza, and Stefan Kiefer. On the memory consumption of probabilistic pushdown automata. In Ravi Kannan and K. Narayan Kumar, editors, Proceedings of the IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS), Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, pages 49–60, 2009.
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2008

Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Stefan Schwoon. Abstraction refinement with Craig interpolation and symbolic pushdown systems. Journal on Satisfiability, Boolean Modeling and Computation, 5:27–56, June 2008. Special Issue on Constraints to Formal Verification.
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Ahmed Bouajjani, Javier Esparza, Stefan Schwoon, and Dejvuth Suwimonteerabuth. SDSIrep: A reputation system based on SDSI. In C.R. Ramakrishnan and Jakob Rehof, editors, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), volume 4963 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 501–516, Budapest, Hungary, April 2008. Springer.
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Javier Esparza and Keijo Heljanko. Unfoldings - a partial-order approach to model checking. EATCS Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science. Springer-Verlag, 2008.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Derivation tree analysis for accelerated fixed-point computation. In Masami Ito and Masafumi Toyama, editors, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT), volume 5257 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 301–313, Kyoto, Japan, 2008. Springer.
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Dejvuth Suwimonteerabuth, Javier Esparza, and Stefan Schwoon. Symbolic context-bounded analysis of multithreaded java programs. In Klaus Havelund and Rupak Majumdar, editors, Proceedings of SPIN 2008, volume 5156 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 270–287, Los Angeles, USA, 2008. Springer.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Solving monotone polynomial equations. In Fifth IFIP International Conference On Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), volume 273 of IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, pages 285–298, Milano, Italy, 2008. Springer. Invited paper.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Newton's method for -continuous semirings. In Luca Aceto, Magnus M. Halldorsson, and Anna Ingolfsdottir, editors, Proceedings of the 35th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), volume 5126 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 14–26, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008. Springer. Invited paper.
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Javier Esparza, Thomas Gawlitza, Stefan Kiefer, and Helmut Seidl. Approximative methods for monotone systems of min-max-polynomial equations. In Luca Aceto et al., editor, Proceedings of the 35th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), part I, volume 5125 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 698–710, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008. Springer.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. Convergence thresholds of Newton's method for monotone polynomial equations. In Pascal Weil and Susanne Albers, editors, Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS), pages 289–300, Bordeaux, France, 2008. Available at http://arxiv.org/abs/0802.2856.
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Javier Esparza, Pradeep Kanade, and Stefan Schwoon. A negative result on depth-first unfoldings. Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 10(2):161–166, 2008.
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J. Esparza, P. Jančar, and A. Miller. On the complexity of consistency and complete state coding for signal transition graphs. Fundamenta Informaticae, 86(3):227–253, 2008.
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2007

Dejvuth Suwimonteerabuth, Felix Berger, Stefan Schwoon, and Javier Esparza. jMoped: A test environment for Java programs. In Werner Damm and Holger Hermanns, editors, Proceedings of CAV 2007, volume 4590 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 164–167, Berlin, Germany, July 2007. Springer. Tool paper.
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Stefan Kiefer, Michael Luttenberger, and Javier Esparza. On the convergence of Newton's method for monotone systems of polynomial equations. In Proceedings of the 39th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC), pages 217–226, San Diego, California, USA, 2007. ACM.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. An extension of Newton's method to -continuous semirings. In Tero Harju, Juhani Karhumäki, and Arto Lepistö, editors, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT), volume 4588 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 157–168, Turku, Finland, 2007. Springer.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Michael Luttenberger. On fixed point equations over commutative semirings. In Wolfgang Thomas and Pascal Weil, editors, Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science, volume 4393 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 296–307, Aachen, Germany, 2007.
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2006

Dejvuth Suwimonteerabuth, Stefan Schwoon, and Javier Esparza. Efficient algorithms for alternating pushdown systems with an application to the computation of certificate chains. In Susanne Graf and Wenhui Zhang, editors, 4th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA), volume 4218 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 141–153, Beijing, China, October 2006. Springer.
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J. Esparza, P. Jančar, and A. Miller. On the complexity of consistency and complete state coding. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2006), Turku, Finland, June 2006. IEEE Computer Society.
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A. Bouajjani and J. Esparza. Rewriting models of boolean programs. In Proceedings of RTA 2006, Seattle, USA, 2006.
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G. Delzanno, J. Esparza, and J. Srba. Monotonic set-extended prefix rewriting and verification of recursive ping-pong protocols. In Proceedings of ATVA 2006, Beijing, China, 2006.
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Javier Esparza, Stefan Kiefer, and Stefan Schwoon. Abstraction refinement with Craig interpolation and symbolic pushdown systems. In Holger Hermanns and Jens Palsberg, editors, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS 2006), pages 489–503, Vienna, Austria, 2006.
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Javier Esparza, Antonín Kučera, and Richard Mayr. Model checking probabilistic pushdown automata. Logical Methods in Computer Science, 2006.
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2005

Ahmed Bouajjani, Javier Esparza, Stefan Schwoon, and Jan Strejček. Reachability analysis of multithreaded software with asynchronous communication. In Ramaswamy Ramanujam and Sandeep Sen, editors, Proceedings of FSTTCS 2005, volume 3821 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, December 2005.
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Stefan Schwoon and Javier Esparza. A note on on-the-fly verification algorithms. In Nicolas Halbwachs and Lenore Zuck, editors, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), volume 3440 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 174–190, Edinburgh, UK, April 2005. Springer.
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Dejvuth Suwimonteerabuth, Stefan Schwoon, and Javier Esparza. jMoped: A Java bytecode checker based on Moped. In Nicolas Halbwachs and Lenore Zuck, editors, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), volume 3440 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 541–545, Edinburgh, UK, April 2005. Springer. Tool paper.
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Tomáš Brádzil, Antonín Kučera, and Javier Esparza. Analysis and prediction of the long-run behaviour of probabilistic sequential programs with recursion. In Proceedings of FOCS 2005, pages 521–530, 2005.
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Javier Esparza, Pierre Ganty, and Stefan Schwoon. Locality-based abstractions. In Proceedings of SAS 2005, volume 3672 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 118–134, 2005.
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Javier Esparza, Antonín Kučera, and Richard Mayr. Quantitative analysis of probabilistic pushdown automata: Expectations and variances. In LICS 2005, pages 117–126. IEEE Computer Society, 2005.
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Ahmed Bouajjani, Javier Esparza, and Tayssir Touili. Reachability analysis of synchronized PA-systems. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 138(3):153–178, 2005.
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2004

Javier Esparza and Kousha Etessami. Verifying probabilistic procedural programs. In Proceedings of FSTTCS 2004, volume 3328 of LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 16–31, 2004.
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Ahmed Bouajjani, Javier Esparza, and Tayssir Touili. Reachability analysis of synchronized PA-systems. In Proceedings of Infinity 2004, 2004.
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Javier Esparza, Antonín Kučera, and Richard Mayr. Model checking probabilistic pushdown automata. In LICS 2004. IEEE Computer Society, 2004.
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J. Esparza. A polynomial-time algorithm for checking consistency of free-choice signal transition graphs. Fundamenta Informaticae, 62(2):197–220, 2004.
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2003

Javier Esparza, Antonín Kučera, and Stefan Schwoon. Model-checking LTL with regular valuations for pushdown systems. Information and Computation, 186(2):355–376, November 2003.
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J. Esparza. A polynomial-time algorithm for checking consistency of free-choice signal transition graphs. In Balarin J. Lilius, F and R.J. Machado, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2003), pages 61–70, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 2003. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 0-7695-1887-7.
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Alin Ștefănescu, Javier Esparza, and Anca Muscholl. Synthesis of distributed algorithms using asynchronous automata. In Denis Lugiez Roberto Amadio, editor, CONCUR 2003-Concurrency Theory, volume 2761 of LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 27–41. Springer-Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-540-40753-7.
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A. Bouajjani, J. Esparza, and T. Touili. A generic approach to the static analysis of concurrent programs with procedures. In Proc. of the 30th SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages, POPL '03, 2003.
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January 2011: Michal Terepeta and Flemming Nielson have found a mistake in the paper: Lemma 1.2 (numbering of the journal version) does not hold as stated. We will try to repair it as soon as possible.
A. Bouajjani, J. Esparza, and T. Touili. A generic approach to the static analysis of concurrent programs with procedures. International Journal on Foundations of Computer Science, 14(4):551–582, 2003.
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January 2011: Michal Terepeta and Flemming Nielson have found a mistake in the paper: Lemma 1.2 does not hold as stated. We will try to repair it as soon as possible.
J. Esparza and M. Maidl. Simple representative instantiations for multicast protocols. In H. Garavel and J. Hatcliff, editors, Proc. of TACAS'03, number 2619 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 128–143. Springer-Verlag, 2003.
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A. Kučera and J. Esparza. A logical viewpoint on process-algebraic quotients. Journal of Logic and Computation, 13(6):863–880, 2003.
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2002

J. Esparza and C. Lakos, editors. Applications and theory of petri nets 2002, volume 2360 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Verlag, 2002.
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J. Esparza. Grammars as processes. In J. karhuaki W. Brauer, H. Ehrig and A. Salomaa, editors, Formal and Natural Computing, volume 2300 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Verlag, 2002. ISBN 3-540-43190-X.
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J. Esparza, S. Römer, and W. Vogler. An improvement of McMillan's unfolding algorithm. Formal Methods in System Design, 20:285–310, 2002.
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C. Schröter, S. Schwoon, and J. Esparza. The Model-Checking Kit. In Proceedings of Toolsday-Workshop (satellite event of CONCUR'02), Report Series FIMU-RS-2002-05, pages 22–31, Masaryk University, Brno, 2002.
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2001

J. Esparza and K. Heljanko. Implementing LTL model checking with net unfoldings. In Matthew B. Dwyer, editor, Proceedings of the 8th International SPIN Workshop on Model Checking of Software (SPIN'2001), volume 2057 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 37–56, Toronto, Canada, May 2001. Springer-Verlag.
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J. Esparza and S. Schwoon. A BDD-based model checker for recursive programs. In Proc. of CAV'01, number 2102 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 324–336. Springer-Verlag, 2001.
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J. Esparza and C. Schröter. Unfolding based algorithms for the reachability problem. Fundamenta Informaticae, 47(3–4):231–245, 2001.
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J. Esparza and C. Schröter. Net reductions for LTL model-checking. In Proc. of 11th CHARME, volume 2144 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 310–324, Livingston, Scotland, 2001.
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J. Esparza, A. Kučera, and S. Schwoon. Model-checking LTL with regular valuations for pushdown systems. In Proc. of TACS'2001, number 2215 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 306–339, 2001.
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2000

J. Esparza, P. Rossmanith, and S. Schwoon. A uniform framework for problems on context-free grammars. EATCS Bulletin, 72:169–177, October 2000.
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J. Esparza and K. Heljanko. A new unfolding approach to LTL model checking. In U. Montanari, J. D. P. Rolim, and E. Welzl, editors, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Automata, Languages, and Programming, number 1853 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 475–486. Springer-Verlag, July 2000.
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A. Bouajjani, J. Esparza, A. Finkel, O. Maler, P. Rossmanith, B. Willems, and P. Wolper. An efficient automata approach to some problems on context-free grammars. Information Processing Letters, 74(5–6):221–227, 2000.
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J. Esparza, D. Hansel, P. Rossmanith, and S. Schwoon. Efficient algorithms for model checking pushdown systems. In Proc. of CAV'2000, number 1855 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 232–247. Springer-Verlag, 2000.
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J. Esparza and S. Melzer. Verification of safety properties using integer programming: Beyond the state equation. Formal Methods in System Design, 16:159–189, 2000.
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J. Esparza and A. Podelski. Efficient algorithms for it pre and it post on interprocedural parallel flow graphs. In Proc. of POPL'2000, pages 1–11. ACM Press, 2000.
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J. Esparza and C. Schröter. Reachability Analysis Using Net Unfoldings. In H. D. Burkhard, L. Czaja, A. Skowron, and P. Starke, editors, Workshop of Concurrency, Specification & Programming, volume II of Informatik-Bericht 140, pages 255–270. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2000.
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L. Prensa Nieto and J. Esparza. Verifying single and multi-mutator garbage collectors with Owicki-Gries in Isabelle/HOL. In M. Nielsen and B. Rovan, editors, Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, number 1893 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 619–628. Springer-Verlag, 2000.
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C. Röckl and J. Esparza. On the mechanized verification of infinite systems. In A. Bode and T. Ludwig, editors, Proc. SFB 342 Final Colloquium, pages 31–52. Technische Universität München, 2000. Published as Technical Report.
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1999

G. Delzanno, J. Esparza, and A. Podelski. Constraint-based analysis of broadcast protocols. In Proceedings of CSL '99, number 1683 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 50–66, 1999.
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J. Esparza, A. Finkel, and R. Mayr. On the verification of broadcast protocols. In Proceedings of LICS '99, pages 352–359. IEEE Computer Society, 1999.
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J. Esparza and J. Knoop. An automata-theoretic approach to interprocedural dataflow analysis. In W. Thomas, editor, Proceedings von FOSSACS'99, number 1578 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 14–30, 1999.
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J. Esparza, J.L. Lopez, and J. Sesma. Zeros of the Whittaker function associated to Coulomb waves. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 63(1):71–88, 1999.
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J. Esparza and S. Römer. An unfolding algorithm for synchronous products of transition systems. In Proc. of CONCUR'99, number 1664 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 2–20. Springer-Verlag, 1999.
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P. Jančar, J. Esparza, and F. Moller. Petri nets and regular behaviours. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 59(3):476–503, 1999.
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A. Kučera and J. Esparza. A logical viewpoint on process-algebraic quotients. In Proc. of CSL'99, number 1683 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 499–514. Springer-Verlag, 1999.
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C. Röckl and J. Esparza. Proof-checking protocols using bisimulations. In J. C. M. Baeten and S. Mauw, editors, Proc. of CONCUR'99, number 1664 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 525–540. Springer-Verlag, 1999.
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1998

J. Esparza. Decidability and complexity of Petri net problems – an introduction. In G. Rozenberg and W. Reisig, editors, Lectures on Petri Nets I: Basic Models. Advances in Petri Nets, number 1491 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 374–428, 1998. Section 8 presents a logic for Petri nets, due to Yen, having an EXPSPACE model-checking problem. Unfortunately, Yen's paper has a mistake. For a description of the mistake and a partial correction see "On Yen's Path Logic for Petri Nets" by Faouzi and Habermehl, Workshop on Reachability Problems 2009.
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J. Esparza. Reachability in live and safe free-choice Petri nets is -complete. Theoretical Computer Science, 198(1–2):211–224, 1998.
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1997

O. Burkart and J. Esparza. More infinite results. Bulletin of the EATCS 62 (Concurrency Column), 1997.
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E. Best, J. Esparza, B. Grahlmann, S. Melzer, S. Römer, and F. Wallner. The PEP verification system. In FEmSys'97, 1997. Tool presentation.
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A. Bouajjani, J. Esparza, and O. Maler. Reachability analysis of pushdown automata: Application to model-checking. In Proc. of CONCUR'97, 1997.
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J. Esparza and S. Melzer. Model checking LTL using constraint programming. In Proc. of Application and Theory of Petri Nets'97, 1997.
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J. Esparza and P. Rossmanith. An automata approach to some problems on context-free grammars. In R. Valk C. Freksa, M. Jantzen, editor, Foundations of Computer Science, Potential - Theory - Cognition, number 1337 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 143–152, 1997.
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J. Esparza. Petri nets, commutative context-free grammars, and basic parallel processes. Fundamenta Informaticae, 31:13–26, 1997.
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J. Esparza. Decidability of model-checking for infinite-state concurrent systems. Acta Informatica, 34:85–107, 1997.
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1996

O. Burkart and J. Esparza. More infinite results. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 6, 1996.
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J. Bradfield, J. Esparza, and A. Mader. An effective tableau system for the linear time mu-calculus. In F. Meyer auf der Heide and B. Monien, editors, Proc. of ICALP'96, number 1099 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 98–109. Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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J. Esparza and G. Bruns. Trapping mutual exclusion in the box calculus. Theoretical Computer Science, 153(1):95–128, 1996.
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J. Esparza, S. Römer, and W. Vogler. An improvement of McMillan's unfolding algorithm. In T. Margaria and B. Steffen, editors, Proc. of TACAS'96, number 1055 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 87–106. Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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J. Esparza. More infinite results. In Proc. of INFINITY'96, Research Report MIP-9614, University of Passau, 1996.
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P. Jancar and J. Esparza. Deciding finiteness of Petri nets up to bisimulation. In F. Meyer auf der Heide and B. Monien, editors, Proc. of ICALP'96, number 1099 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 478–489. Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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A. Kovalyov and J. Esparza. A polynomial algorithm to compute the concurrency relation of free-choice signal transition graphs. In Prof. of the International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, WODES'96, pages 1–6, Edinburgh, 1996. The Institution of Electrical Engineers.
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S. Melzer and J. Esparza. Checking system properties via integer programming. In Proc. of ESOP'96, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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S. Melzer, S. Römer, and J. Esparza. Verification using PEP (tool presentation). In M. Wirsing and M. Nivat, editors, Proc. of AMAST'96, number 1101 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 591–594. Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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1995

Jörg Desel and Javier Esparza. Free choice Petri nets, volume 40 of Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, USA, 1995.
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A. Cheng, J. Esparza, and J. Palsberg. Complexity results for 1-safe nets. Theoretical Computer Science, 147:117–136, 1995.
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J. Desel and J. Esparza. Shortest paths in reachability graphs. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 51(2):314–323, 1995.
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J. Esparza and A. Kiehn. On the model checking problem for branching time logics and basic parallel processes. In Proc. of CAV'95, number 939 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 353–366. Springer-Verlag, 1995.
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J. Esparza. Petri nets, commutative context-free grammars, and basic parallel processes. In B. Reichel, editor, Proceedings of FCT '95, number 965 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 221–232, 1995.
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Allan Cheng, Javier Esparza, and Jens Palsberg. Complexity results for 1-safe nets. Theoretical Computer Science, 147(1&2):117–136, 1995.
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1994

J. Esparza and M. Nielsen. Decibility issues for Petri nets - a survey. Journal of Informatik Processing and Cybernetics, 30(3):143–160, 1994.
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J. Esparza. On the decidability of model checking for several mu-calculi and petri nets. In S. Tison, editor, Proceedings of Trees in Algebra and Programming - CAAP '94, 19th International Colloquium 1994, number 787 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 115–129, 1994.
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J. Esparza. Reduction and synthesis of live and bounded free choice Petri nets. Information and Computation, 114(1):50–87, 1994.
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J. Esparza. Model checking using net unfoldings. Science of Computer Programming, 23:151–195, 1994.
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M. Koutny, J. Esparza, and E. Best. Operational semantics for the Petri box calculus. In B. Jonsson and J. Parrow, editors, Proceedings of CONCUR '94, number 836 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 210–225, 1994.
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1993

E. Best, R. Devillers, and J. Esparza. General refinement and recursion operators for the Petri box calculus. In Patrice Enjalbert et al., editor, 10th Annual Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science 1993 (10th STACS '93), number 665 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 130–140, 1993.
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J. Desel and J. Esparza. Reachability in cyclic extended free-choice systems. Theoretical Computer Science, 114:93–118, 1993.
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J. Esparza and B. von Stengel:. The asynchronous committee meeting problem. In Jan van Leuween, editor, Proceedings of WG '93, Graph-Theoretic in Computer Science, 19th International Workshop, number 790 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 276–287, 1993.
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1992

E. Best, J. Desel, and J. Esparza. Traps characterise home states in free choice systems. Theoretical Computer Science, 101:161–176, 1992.
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J. Esparza and M. Silva. A polynomial time algorithm to decide liveness of bounded free choice nets. Theoretical Computer Science, 102:185–205, 1992.
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J. Esparza. A solution to the covering problem for 1-bounded conflict-free petri nets using linear programming. Information Processing Letters, 41:313–319, 1992.
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1991

E. Best, L. Cherkasova, J. Desel, and J. Esparza. Traps, free choice und home states (extended abstract). In W. Thomas M. Kwiatowska, M. Shields, editor, Semantics for Concurrency, Leicester 1990, Workshops in Computing, pages 16–21. Springer-Verlag, 1991.
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E. Best and J. Esparza. Model checking of persistent Petri nets. In G. Jäger E. Börger, H. Kleine Büning, and M. M. Richter, editors, Proceedings of Computer Science Logic, number 626 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 35–52, 1991.
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A. Cruz, J. Esparza, and J. Sesma. Zeros of the hankel function of real order out of the principal riemann sheet. Journal of Computational und Applied Mathematics, 37:89–99, 1991.
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J. Desel and J. Esparza. Reachability in reversible free choice systems. In G.Choffrut und M. Jantzen, editor, Proceedings of STACS '91, number 480 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 384–397, 1991.
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J. Esparza and M. Silva. Top-down synthesis of free choice nets. In G. Rozenberg, editor, Advances in Petri Nets 1991, number 524 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 118–139, 1991.
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J. Esparza and M. Silva. Compositional synthesis of live und bounded free choice nets. In J.C.M. Baeten und J.F. Groote, editor, Proceedings of CONCUR '91, number 527 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 172–187, 1991.
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1990

J. Esparza and M. Silva. On the analysis und synthesis of free choice systems. In G Rozenberg., editor, Advances in Petri Nets 1990, number 483 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 243–286, 1990.
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J. Esparza and M. Silva. Circuits, handles, bridges and nets. In G. Rozenberg, editor, Advances in Petri Nets 1990, number 483 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 210–242, 1990.
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J. Esparza. Synthesis rules for Petri nets, und how they lead to new results. In J.C.M. Baeten und J.W. Klop, editor, Proceedings of CONCUR '90, number 458 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 182–198, 1990.
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