A Markov Chain Model Checker

H. Hermanns, Joost P. Katoen, Joachim Meyer-Kayser, M. Siegle

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    Abstract

    Markov chains are widely used in the context of performance and reliability evaluation of systems of various nature. Model checking of such chains with respect to a given (branching) temporal logic formula has been proposed for both the discrete [17,6] and the continuous time setting [4,8]. In this paper, we describe a prototype model checker for discrete and continuous-time Markov chains, the Erlangen Twente Markov Chain Checker $(E \vdash MC^2$), where properties are expressed in appropriate extensions of CTL. We illustrate the general bene ts of this approach and discuss the structure of the tool. Furthermore we report on first successful applications of the tool to non-trivial examples, highlighting lessons learned during development and application of $(E \vdash MC^2$).
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationTools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, 6th International Conference, TACAS 2000
    EditorsS. Graf, M.I. Schwartzbach
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages347-362
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)3-540-67282-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
    Event6th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2000 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 27 Mar 200031 Mar 2000
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume1785

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2000
    Abbreviated titleTACAS
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period27/03/0031/03/00

    Keywords

    • EWI-6440
    • METIS-119649
    • IR-66266

    Cite this

    Hermanns, H., Katoen, J. P., Meyer-Kayser, J., & Siegle, M. (2000). A Markov Chain Model Checker. In S. Graf, & M. I. Schwartzbach (Eds.), Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, 6th International Conference, TACAS 2000 (pp. 347-362). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 1785). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-46419-0