Finite Horizon Analysis of Stochastic Systems with the Murφ Verifier

  • Giuseppe Della Penna
  • Benedetto Intrigila
  • Igor Melatti
  • Enrico Tronci
  • Marisa Venturini Zilli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2841)


Many reactive systems are actually Stochastic Processes. Automatic analysis of such systems is usually very difficult thus typically one simplifies the analysis task by using simulation or by working on a simplified model (e.g. a Markov Chain).

We present a Finite Horizon Probabilistic Model Checking approachwhich essentially can handle the same class of stochastic processes of a typical simulator. This yields easy modeling of the system to be analysed together with formal verification capabilities. Our approach is based on a suitable disk based extension of the Murφ verifier.

Moreover we present experimental results showing effectiveness of our approach.


Model Check Stochastic System Stochastic Matrix Finite Horizon Input Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Della Penna
    • 1
  • Benedetto Intrigila
    • 1
  • Igor Melatti
    • 1
  • Enrico Tronci
    • 2
  • Marisa Venturini Zilli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. di InformaticaUniversità di L’Aquila, CoppitoL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Dip. di InformaticaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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