A linear process-algebraic format with data for probabilistic automata

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Katoen, Joost-Pieter and Pol van de, Jaco and Stoelinga, Mariëlle and Timmer, Mark (2011) A linear process-algebraic format with data for probabilistic automata. Theoretical Computer Science, 413 (1). pp. 36-57. ISSN 0304-3975

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Abstract:This paper presents a novel linear process-algebraic format for probabilistic automata. The key ingredient is a symbolic transformation of probabilistic process algebra terms that incorporate data into this linear format while preserving strong probabilistic bisimulation. This generalises similar techniques for traditional process algebras with data, and - more importantly - treats data and data-dependent probabilistic choice in a fully symbolic manner, leading to the symbolic analysis of parameterised probabilistic systems. We discuss several reduction techniques that can easily be applied to our models. A validation of our approach on two benchmark leader election protocols shows reductions of more than an order of magnitude.
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Copyright:© 2011 Elsevier
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/77938
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tcs.2011.07.021
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