Anthony W. Lin's Publications

On this page, you will find pre-print versions of my writings in a chronological order (recent one first). Author names are ordered alphabetically as commonly done in theoretical computer science and mathematics, though I also do reverse-alphabetical order just for fun. All papers can be downloaded for personal or research purposes only. If a paper (or a full version thereof) is not available here, you may send me an email to obtain it.

You might be a non-computer science colleague wondering why mostly conference publications. The answer is the trend that has lasted for more than two decades that conference publications are the primary publication venues for computer scientists. Computer scientists' conferences are as competitive as journals in other fields, and each paper contains more than 10 pages (20 pages are not rare).


  1. Model Checking Infinite-State Systems: Generic and Specific Approaches. PhD thesis, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, August 2010.
  2. On Unary-conjunctive-view Queries. Undergraduate thesis, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, 2004.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

  1. Learning to Prove Safety over Parameterised Concurrent Systems. To appear in FMCAD, 2017. (Joint with Yu-Fang Chen, Chih-Duo Hong, and Philipp Ruemmer)
  2. Fair Termination for Parameterized Probabilistic Concurrent Systems, 23rd International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), 2017. (Joint with Ondrej Lengal, Rupak Majumdar, and Philipp Ruemmer)
  3. Decidability and Complexity of Tree Share Formulas, Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS), 2016. (with Xuan Bach Le and Aquinas Hobor)
  4. Decidable models of integer-manipulating programs with recursive parallelism, Reachability Problems (RP), 2016. (with Matthew Hague)
  5. Liveness of Randomised Parameterised Systems under Arbitrary Schedulers, Computer Aided Verification (CAV), 2016. AEC badge (with Philipp Ruemmer) [Click here for the tool SLRP] [Click here for my slides for the conference talk]
  6. String Solving with Word Equations and Transducers: Towards a Logic for Analysing Mutation XSS. In POPL 2016. (with Pablo Barcelo) [Click here for my slides for the conference talk.]
  7. Regular Symmetry Patterns. In VMCAI 2016. (with Truong Khanh Nguyen, Philipp Ruemmer, and Jun Sun) [Click here for the slides from my conference talk.]
  8. Detecting Redundant CSS Rules in HTML5 Applications: A Tree-Rewriting Approach. In OOPSLA, 2015. AEC badge (with Matt Hague and Luke Ong) [Click here for the tool; Click here for the slides from conference talk]
  9. A linear-time algorithm for the orbit problem over cyclic groups. In CONCUR, 2014. (with Sanming Zhou) [Nominated for Best Paper Award]
  10. Analysis of Probabilistic Basic Parallel Processes. In FoSSaCS, 2014. (with Remi Bonnet and Stefan Kiefer)
  11. Expressive Path Queries on Graphs with Data. In LPAR, 2013. (with Pablo Barcelo and Gaelle Fontaine)
  12. Accelerating Tree Automatic Relations. In FSTTCS, 2012.
  13. Weakly-Synchronized Ground Tree Rewriting (with Applications to Verifying Multithreaded Programs). MFCS, 2012. [Slides]
  14. Synchronisation- and Reversal-Bounded Analysis of Multithreaded Programs with Counters. CAV, 2012 (with Matthew Hague)
  15. Concurrency Makes Simple Theories Hard. STACS, 2012. (with Stefan Göller)
  16. Refining the Process Rewrite Systems Hierarchy via Ground Tree Rewrite Systems. CONCUR, 2011. (with Stefan Göller)
  17. Model Checking Recursive Programs with Numeric Data Types, Computer Aided Verification (CAV), 2011. (with Matthew Hague)
  18. The Complexity of Verifying Ground Tree Rewrite Systems, Logic in Computer Science (LICS), 2011. (with Stefan Göller)
  19. The Complexity of Model Checking (Collapsible) Higher-Order Pushdown Systems, FSTTCS 2010. (with Matthew Hague)
  20. Parikh Images of Grammars: Complexity and Applications, Logic in Computer science (LICS), 2010. (with Eryk Kopczynski)
  21. Parikh Images of Regular Languages: Complexity and Applications, accepted at LICS'10 after merging. (Kleene Award for Best Student Paper) (arXiv link)
  22. Algorithmic metatheorems for decidable LTL model checking over infinite systems, Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures (FoSSaCS), 2010. (with Leonid Libkin)
  23. Model checking FO(R) over one-counter processes and beyond, Computer Science Logic (CSL), 2009.
  24. On the Computational Complexity of Verifying One-Counter Processes, Logic in Computer Science (LICS), 2009. (with Stefan Göller and Richard Mayr)
  25. Recurrent Reachability Analysis in Regular Model Checking, 15th International Conference on Logic for Programming Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR), 2008. (with Leonid Libkin)

Journal Publications

  1. A linear-time algorithm for the orbit problem over cyclic groups. Acta Informatica, 53(5): 493-508 (2016). [Full version of CONCUR'14] (with Sanming Zhou)
  2. Expressive Path Queries on Graphs with Data. Logical Methods in Computer Science, 11(4): (2015). [Full version of LPAR'13]. (with Pablo Barcelo and Gaelle Fontaine)
  3. Refining the Process Rewrite Systems Hierarchy via Ground Tree Rewrite Systems. ACM Transactions on Computational Logic, 15(4): (2014). [Full version of CONCUR'11] (with Stefan Goller)
  4. Expressive Languages for Path Queries over Graph-structured Data. ACM Transactions on Database Systems 37(4):31 (2012) (with Pablo Barcelo, Leonid Libkin, and Peter Wood)
  5. Logical Queries over Views: Decidability and Expressiveness, ACM Transactions on Computational Logic 11(2): (2010). (with James Bailey and Guozhu Dong)
  6. Unary finite automata vs. arithmetic progressions, Information Processing Letters, 2009.

Research Papers under Submission

  1. Formalisation and Static Analysis of CSS3 Selectors, conference paper under submission, 2016. (with Matthew Hague)
  2. Parikh Images of Regular Languages: Complexity and Applications. Journal paper submitted in 2014. [Full version of LICS'10]


  1. Book review of Algebraic Complexity Theory. Appeared in ACM SIGACT Newsletter, Issue 2, June 2006.
  2. The Limits of Computations, appeared in the February edition of the Journal of Young Investigators 2004. (ps|pdf)
  3. Book review of Algorithms Sequential and Parallel A Unified Approach. Appeared in ACM SIGACT Newsletter, issue 2, June 2003. (view)

Anthony Widjaja Lin

Last Modified: August 2017