Moves News

Paper at ATVA 2020

The paper entitled “Verification of indefinite-horizon POMDPs” by Alexander Bork, Sebastian Junges (UC Berkeley), Joost-Pieter Katoen and Tim Quatmann has been accepted for the 18th Int. Symp. on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2020). The key idea is to use abstractions of belief states and apply an abstraction-refinement strategy to verify unbounded reachability […]

Two papers at QEST 2020

The papers entitled “Bayesian Inference by Symbolic Model Checking” by Bahare Salmani and Joost-Pieter Katoen and “Probabilistic Model Checking of AODV” by Mojgan Kamali and Joost-Pieter Katen have been accepted at the 17th Int. Conf. on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2020). Out of 42 submissions to QEST 2020, 10 papers have been unconditionally accepted […]

Paper in JAR

The paper entitled “Multi-Cost Bounded Trade-off Analysis in MDP” by Arnd Hartmanns, Sebastian Junges, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Tim Quatmann has been accepted for the Journal of Automated Reasoning. The paper presents a memory-efficient algorithm for multi-objective model checking problems on Markov decision processes (MDPs) with multiple cost structures.

Paper at EDCC 2020

The paper entitled “Explaining Boolean-logic Driven Markov Processes using GSPNs” authored by Shahid Khan, Joost-Pieter Katoen and Marc Bouissou (EDF) has been accepted for the European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC 2020). The paper presents a modular semantics of BDMPs using generalised stochastic Petri nets. Transition priorities are used to resolve possible non-deterministic error propagation.

A New Job Opportunity as a Student Assistant

We are looking for a talented student assistant to apply formal methods in the context of wireless networks. The job description can be found here.

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.