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Model checking of probabilistic and nondeterministic systems

  • Andrea Bianco
  • Luca de Alfaro
Temporal Logies and Verification Theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1026)

Abstract

The temporal logics pCTL and pCTL* have been proposed as tools for the formal specification and verification of probabilistic systems: as they can express quantitative bounds on the probability of system evolutions, they can be used to specify system properties such as reliability and performance. In this paper, we present model-checking algorithms for extensions of pCTL and pCTL* to systems in which the probabilistic behavior coexists with nondeterminism, and show that these algorithms have polynomial-time complexity in the size of the system. This provides a practical tool for reasoning on the reliability and performance of parallel systems.

Keywords

Model Check Temporal Logic Temporal Formula Nondeterministic Choice Finite Markov Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Bianco
    • 1
  • Luca de Alfaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityUSA

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