A logic for model-checking mean-field models

Anna Kolesnichenko, Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, Anne Remke, Boudewijn R. Haverkort

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    Recently the mean-field method has been adopted for analysing systems consisting of a large number of interacting objects in computer science, biology, chemistry, etc. It allows for a quick and accurate analysis of such systems, while avoiding the state-space explosion problem. So far, the method has primarily been used for performance evaluation. In this paper, we use the mean-field method for model-checking. We define and motivate a logic MF-CSL for describing properties of systems composed of many identical interacting objects. The proposed logic allows describing both properties of the overall system and of a random individual object. Algorithms to check the satisfaction relation for all MF-CSL operators are proposed. Furthermore, we explain how the set of all time instances that fulfill a given MF-CSL formula for a certain distribution of objects can be computed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2013)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-6472-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6471-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
    ISSN (Print)1530-0889
    ISSN (Electronic)2158-3927


    • Model checking
    • Mean field
    • Continuous stochastic logic

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