The tool paper “The Probabilistic Termination Tool Amber” by Marcel Moosbrugger, Ezio Bartocci, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Laura Kovacs has been accpted to FM2021, the conference on Formal Methods. The paper presents the first tool that automates the checking whether a probabilistic program is AST, PAST, non-AST, non-PAST, or “don’t know”. (AST = almost-sure termination, PAST […]
The paper “Orbit-Finite-Dimensional Vector Spaces and Weighted Register Automata ” by Mikołaj Bojańczyk, Bartek Klin (both Warsaw Univ.) and Joshua Moerman was selected as Distinguished Paper at LICS 2021, the 36th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science.
Christina Gehnen has received an award from the Fachgruppe Informatik at RWTH for her Bachelor’s thesis entitled “Automata-based Model Checking of Recursive Systems“. Congratulations!
The paper entitled “Fine-Tuning the Odds for Bayes Networks” by Bahare Salmani and Joost-Pieter Katoen has been accepted for the 16th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2021). The paper proposes the usage of parameter synthesis techniques for Markov chains to analyse Bayesian networks with symbolic parameters in the […]
The paper entitled “Accelerating SpMV Multiplication in Probabilistic Model Checkers using GPUs” by Muhammad Hannan Khan (NUST), Osman Hasan (NUST) and Shahid Khan has been accepted at the 18th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects ofComputing (ICTAC 2021). The paper introduces a GPU-based methodolgy to improve sparse-matrix vector multiplication in probabilistic model checking. The main contribution […]
The paper entitled “Tweaking the Odds in Probabilistic Timed Automata” by Arnd Hartmanns (Twente), Joost-Pieter Katoen, Bram Kohlen (Twente) and Jip Spel has been accepted at the 18th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2021). The paper shows that two well-known techniques (digital clocks and backward reachability) for probabilistic timed automata (PTA) carry […]
The paper “PAYNT: A Tool for Inductive Synthesis of Probabilistic Programs” by Roman Andriushchenko, Milan Ceska, Sebastian Junges, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Simon Stupinsky has been accepted as tool paper at CAV 2021. The paper passed both the normal paper review as well as the artifact evaluation review. PAYNT is a tool that supports the automated synthesis of finite-state […]
The newspaper Aachener Nachrichten published the article Storm findet sicherheitskritische Softwarefehler. The article addresses Storm and its applications in industry.
The paper “A Modular Approach To Non-Deterministic Dynamic Fault Trees” by Sascha Müller, Adeline Jordon, Andreas Gerndt (all German Aerospace Center DLR, Braunschweig) and Thomas Noll has been accepted at the 40th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SafeComp 2021). It presents a modular approach for synthesising recovery strategies from non-deterministic dynamic fault […]
The papers on the Storm model checker and the parameter synthesis tool Prophesy are both among the five most cited CAV papers in the period 2015-2021. CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) is a flagship conference on automated verification, in particular model checking. More details can be found here: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&vq=eng_computerhardwaredesign&view_op=list_hcore&venue=qgBvh59sjMQJ.2020