Moves News

Talk at NFM2020

We presented our results on benchmarking software model-checkers on automotive code at the virtual NFM2020 symposium. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/XLzIXVNCIuk?t=19941 !

New TACAS SC Chair

We are happy to inform you that Joost-Pieter Katoen has been appointed Chair of the TACAS Steering Committee. TACAS is one of the flagship conferences on formal analysis techniques and tools for computer systems. He takes over this role from Bernhard Steffen (TU Dortmund) who has been SC chair since the foundation of TACAS in […]

Paper in Science of Computer Programming

The paper “Synthesizing and Optimizing FDIR Recovery Strategies From Fault Trees“ by Sascha Müller, Liana Mikaelyan, Andreas Gerndt (DLR German Aerospace Center, Braunschweig) and Thomas Noll has been accepted for publication by the Science of Computer Programming Journal. It investigates the synthesis of efficient recovery strategies for Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) for space […]

Paper in SafeComp 2020

The paper “A Compositional Semantics for Repairable BDMPs” by Shahid Khan, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Marc Bouissou (EDF) has been accepted for the 39th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security. The paper describes a formal compositional semantics of Boolean-Driven Markov Processes and empirically validates the semantics using a discrete-event simulator for BDMPs.

Paper at MARS2020

The paper entitled “Various Ways to Quantify BDMPs” by Marc Bouissou, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Shahid Khan and Pavel Krcal has been accepted as invited contribution to the MARS2020 workshop. The paper compares various analysis techniques to determine the reliability of Boolean-Driven Markov Processes. It does so by analysing an emergency power supply of power plants.

Paper in IEEE TAC

The paper entitled “Strategy Synthesis for POMDPs in Robot Planning via Game-Based Abstractions” by Leonore Winterer, Sebastian Junges, Ralf Wimmer, Nils Jansen, Ufuk Topcu, Joost-Pieter Katoen, and Bernd Becker has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Automated Control (impact factor 5). The paper shows that by applying game-based abstraction to POMDP can significantly […]

New Job Opportunities as Student Assistant

We are looking for 1-2 student assistants who would be mainly working on the correction of exercise sheets for the course of Theoretical Foundations of the UML (FUML). Applicants of the job are expected with a background in theoretical computer science (mathematical logic, formal language, automata theory, computability & complexity, etc.). Drop us an email […]

Paper at LICS 2020

The paper entitled “Approximating Values of Generalized-Reachability Stochastic Games” by Pranav Ashok, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Jan Kretinsky, Maximilian Weininger and Tobias Winkler has been accepted for presentation at LICS 2020. The main result of the paper is an algorithm to compute the Pareto curve for several objectives in two-player stochastic games.

Three Papers at CAV 2020

The following three papers from the MOVES Group have been accepted for presentation at CAV 2020: “PrIC3: Property Directed Reachability for MDPs” by Kevin Batz, Sebastian Junges, Benjamin Lucien Kaminski, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Christoph Matheja and Philipp Schröer “Stochastic Games with Lexicographic Reachability-Safety Objectives” by Krishnendu Chatterjee, Joost-Pieter Katoen, Maximilian Weininger and Tobias Winkler, and “Unbounded-Time […]

Paper at PODS 2020

The paper entitled “Generative Datalog with Continuous Distributions” by Martin Grohe, Benjamin Lucien Kaminski, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Peter Lindner has been accepted for presentation at PODS 2020, the ACM Conference on Principles of Database Systems. The paper provides a semantics to the probabilistic programming (aka: querying) language Datalog with continuous distributions.