Model checking Infinite-State Markov Chains


Remke, Anne and Haverkort, Boudewijn R. and Cloth, Lucia (2005) Model checking Infinite-State Markov Chains. In: 11th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS, 4-8 April 2005, Edinburgh, UK (pp. pp. 237-252).

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Abstract:In this paper algorithms for model checking CSL (continuous stochastic logic) against infinite-state continuous-time Markov chains of so-called quasi birth-death type are developed. In doing so we extend the applicability of CSL model checking beyond the recently proposed case for finite-state continuous-time Markov chains, to an important class of infinite-state Markov chains. We present syntax and semantics for CSL and develop efficient model checking algorithms for the steady-state operator and the time-bounded next and until operator. For the former, we rely on the so-called matrix-geometric solution of the steady-state probabilities of the infinite-state Markov chain. For the time-bounded until operator we develop a new algorithm for the transient analysis of infinite-state Markov chains, thereby exploiting the quasi birth-death structure. A case study shows the feasibility of our approach.
The work presented in this paper has been performed in the context of the MC=MC project (612.000.311), financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and is based on the diploma thesis [18], supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
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