Brief Announcement: Computing Automatically the Stabilization Time Against the Worst and the Best Schedules
In this paper, we reduce the problem of computing the convergence time for a randomized self-stabilizing algorithm to an instance of the stochastic shortest path problem (SSP). The solution gives us a way to compute automatically the stabilization time against the worst and the best policy. Moreover, a corollary of this reduction ensures that the best and the worst policy for this kind of algorithms are memoryless and deterministic. We apply these results here in a toy example. We just present here the main results, to more details, see .
KeywordsMarkov Chain Markov Decision Process Stabilization Time Convergence Time Computation Step
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