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PRISM Publications

The following is a list of all PRISM-related papers authored or co-authored by members of the PRISM team.

See also the lists of selected PRISM papers, the full PRISM bibliography and external PRISM papers.

187 publications:

2017

2016

  • [Dan16] Frits Dannenberg. Modelling and verification for DNA nanotechnology. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Develops models of DNA nanotechnology designs, based on continuous-time Markov chains, and associated model checking techniques.]
  • [Kwi16] Marta Kwiatkowska. Model Checking and Strategy Synthesis for Stochastic Games: From Theory to Practice. In Proc. 43rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP'16), Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik. 2016. [bib] [Gives an overview of quantitative verification and strategy synthesis for stochastic multi-player games, as implemented in PRISM-games.]
  • [LK16] Morteza Lahijanian and Marta Kwiatkowska. Specification Revision for Markov Decision Processes with Optimal Trade-off. In Proc. 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'16), pages 7411-7418. 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Presents techniques for techniques for analysing trade-offs between the probability of satisfying a specification and the cost of revising, using PRISM as an underlying multi-objective model checker.]
  • [BBBK16] Benoit Barbot, Nicolas Basset, Marc Beunardeau and Marta Kwiatkowska. Uniform Sampling for Timed Automata with Application to Language Inclusion Measurement. In Proc. 13th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2016), volume 9826 of LNCS, pages 175-190, Springer. 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Develops Monte Carlo model checking techniques for timed automata using PRISM, SageMath and COSMOS.]
  • [SK16] Maria Svorenova and Marta Kwiatkowska. Quantitative Verification and Strategy Synthesis for Stochastic Games. European Journal of Control, Elsevier. To appear. 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Provides an overview of techniques for quantitative verification and strategy synthesis for stochastic games.]
  • [MDPR16] Chunyan Mu, Peter Dittrich, David Parker and Jonathan E. Rowe. Formal Quantitative Analysis of Reaction Networks Using Chemical Organisation Theory. In Proc. 14th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB'16), volume 9859 of LNCS, pages 232-251, Springer. September 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Develops techniques for analysing reaction networks using chemical organisation theory, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [ANP16] Zaruhi Aslanyan, Flemming Nielson and David Parker. Quantitative Verification and Synthesis of Attack-Defence Scenarios. In Proc. 29th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF'16), pages 105-119, IEEE. June 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes formal verification techniques for attack-defence scenarios based on model checking of stochastic games and building on the PRISM-games tool.]
  • [vEJPV16] Christian von Essen, Barbara Jobstmann, David Parker and Rahul Varshneya. Synthesizing Efficient Systems in Probabilistic Environments. Acta Informatica, 53(4), pages 425–457, Springer. June 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes efficient techniques for synthesising strategies in Markov decision processes against ratio objectives, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [KPR16] Nishanthan Kamaleson, David Parker and Jonathan E. Rowe. Finite-Horizon Bisimulation Minimisation for Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 2016 International Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN'16), volume 9641 of LNCS, pages 147-164, Springer. April 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes a finite-horizon variant of probabilistic bisimulation and implements various associated minimisation algorithms in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [CPPBK16] Milan Ceska, Petr Pilar, Nicola Paoletti, Lubos Brim and Marta Kwiatkowska. PRISM-PSY: Precise GPU-Accelerated Parameter Synthesis for Stochastic Systems. In Proc. 22nd International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'16), Springer. To appear. April 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces an extension of PRISM in the form of GPU-accelerated tool for parameter synthesis of stochastic systems. ]
  • [KPW16] Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Clemens Wiltsche. PRISM-games 2.0: A Tool for Multi-Objective Strategy Synthesis for Stochastic Games. In Proc. 22nd International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'16), volume 9636 of LNCS, pages 560-566, Springer. April 2016. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces version 2.0 of the PRISM-games tool.]

2015

  • [DFK+15] Klaus Draeger, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Mateusz Ujma. Permissive Controller Synthesis for Probabilistic Systems. Logical Methods in Computer Science, 11(2). 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes techniques for permissive controller synthesis on stochastic games, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [Ujm15] Mateusz Ujma. On Verification and Controller Synthesis for Probabilistic Systems at Runtime. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Develops various techniques for probabilistic verification and controller synthesis at runtime: incremental model checking, permissive controller synthesis and learning-based controller synthesis.]
  • [FWHT15] Lu Feng, Clemens Wiltsche, Laura Humphrey and Ufuk Topcu. Controller Synthesis for Autonomous Systems Interacting with Human Operators. In Proc. International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS'15), ACM. 2015. [pdf] [Uses PRISM and PRISM-games to synthesize control protocols for autonomous systems interacting with human operators.]
  • [BK15] Benoit Barbot and Marta Kwiatkowska. On Quantitative Modelling and Verification of DNA Walker Circuits Using Stochastic Petri Nets. In Proc. 36th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency. 2015. [pdf] [Uses probabilistic model checking and PRISM to analyse DNA molecular walkers modelled as stochastic Petri nets.]
  • [GTC15] Simos Gerasimou, Giordano Tamburrelli and Radu Calinescu. Search-Based Synthesis of Probabilistic Models for Quality-of-Service Software Engineering. In Proc. 30th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'15). 2015. [Proposes search-based software engineering techniques using multi-objective optimisation, implemented in the EvoChecker tool which performs model analysis using PRISM.]
  • [Wil15] Clemens Wiltsche. Assume-Guarantee Strategy Synthesis for Stochastic Games. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Develops strategy synthesis techniques for stochastic games, in particular, compositional methods based on assume-guarantee rules.]
  • [NPZ15] Gethin Norman, David Parker and Xueyi Zou. Verification and Control of Partially Observable Probabilistic Real-Time Systems. In Proc. 13th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS'15), volume 9268 of LNCS, pages 240-255, Springer. September 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Develops techniques for verification and controller synthesis on a partially observable variant of probabilistic timed automata, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [LPH15] Bruno Lacerda, David Parker and Nick Hawes. Optimal Policy Generation for Partially Satisfiable Co-Safe LTL Specifications. In Proc. 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'15), pages 1587-1593, IJCAI/AAAI. August 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes techniques for synthesising optimal policies in MDPs, building on multi-objective probabilistic model checking and PRISM, and applies them to robot task planning.]
  • [BBDL+15] Tomas Babiak, Frantisek Blahoudek, Alexandre Duret-Lutz, Joachim Klein, Jan Kretinsky, David Muller, David Parker and Jan Strejcek. The Hanoi Omega-Automata Format. In Proc. 27th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV'15), volume 9206 of LNCS, pages 479-486, Springer. July 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes an exchange format for omega automata, and describes implemented support in a variety of tools, including PRISM.]
  • [BKTW15] Nicolas Basset, Marta Kwiatkowska, Ufuk Topcu and Clemens Wiltsche. Strategy Synthesis for Stochastic Games with Multiple Long-Run Objectives. In Proc. 21st International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'15), volume 9035 of LNCS, pages 256-271, Springer. April 2015. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes strategy synthesis for stochastic games with multiple long-run objectives, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]

2014

  • [NP14] Gethin Norman and David Parker. Quantitative Verification: Formal Guarantees for Timeliness, Reliability and Performance. A report by the London Mathematical Society and the Smith Institute. Edited by Robert Leese and Tom Melham. 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Gives a short, accessible introduction to quantitative verification, with a focus on model checking for timed and probabilistic systems.]
  • [DHK14] Frits Dannenberg, Ernst Moritz Hahn and Marta Kwiatkowska. Computing Cumulative Rewards using Fast Adaptive Uniformisation. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Special Issue on Computational Methods in Systems Biology. 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Develops fast adaptive uniformisation techniques for cumulative reward properties, implemented in PRISM.]
  • [BCC+14] Tomás Brázdil, Krishnendu Chatterjee, Martin Chmelík, Vojtěch Forejt, Jan Křetínský, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Mateusz Ujma. Verification of Markov Decision Processes using Learning Algorithms. In Proc. 12th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA'14), volume 8837 of LNCS, pages 98-114, Springer. November 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Presents MDP verification techniques, implemented in PRISM, based on real-time dynamic programming and delayed Q-learning.]
  • [CDKP14] Milan Ceska, Frits Dannenberg, Marta Kwiatkowska and Nicola Paoletti. Precise Parameter Synthesis for Stochastic Biochemical Systems. In Proc. 12th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB'14), volume 8859 of LNCS/LNBI, pages 86-98, Springer. November 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes parameter synthesis techniques for CSL properties on stochastic biochemical networks, to implemented in PRISM.]
  • [LPH14b] Bruno Lacerda, David Parker and Nick Hawes. Optimal and Dynamic Planning for Markov Decision Processes with Co-Safe LTL Specifications. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'14), pages 1511-1516, IEEE. September 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes a dynamic planning approach for co-safe LTL, implements it in an extension of PRISM and deploys it on a mobile service robot.]
  • [BKW14] Nicolas Basset, Marta Kwiatkowska and Clemens Wiltsche. Compositional Controller Synthesis for Stochastic Games. In P. Baldan and D. Gorla (editors), Proc. 25th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR'14), volume 8704 of LNCS, pages 173-187, Springer. September 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes compositional assume-guarantee strategy synthesis techniques for stochastic 2-player games.]
  • [Gir14] Sergio Giro. Optimal Schedulers vs Optimal Bases: An approach for efficient exact solving of Markov decision processes. Theoretical Computer Science, 538, pages 70–83, Elsevier. June 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Investigates exact-arithmetic model checking methods for MDPs, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [DKPQ14] Klaus Draeger, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Hongyang Qu. Local Abstraction Refinement for Probabilistic Timed Programs. Theoretical Computer Science, 538, pages 37-53, Elsevier. June 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Presents new techniques for abstraction refinement on probabilistic timed programs (probabilistic timed automata with data variables), implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [AKNP14] Alessandro Abate, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Probabilistic Model Checking of Labelled Markov Processes via Finite Approximate Bisimulations. In F. van Breugel, E. Kashefi, C. Palamidessi and J. Rutten (editors), Horizons of the Mind. A Tribute to Prakash Panangaden, volume 8464 of LNCS, pages 40-58, Springer. May 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Performs probabilistic model checking on continuous-state models using a finite-state abstraction which is then passed to PRISM.]
  • [DFK+14] Klaus Draeger, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Mateusz Ujma. Permissive Controller Synthesis for Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 20th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'14), volume 8413 of LNCS, pages 531-546, Springer. April 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Presents permissive controller synthesis techniques for stochastic games, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [Sim14] Aistis Simaitis. Automatic Verification of Competitive Stochastic Systems. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. March 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Presents novel techniques for verification using stochastic multi-player games and implements them in PRISM-games, an extension of PRISM.]
  • [KPQU14] Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker, Hongyang Qu and Mateusz Ujma. On Incremental Quantitative Verification for Probabilistic Systems. In Andrei Voronkov and Margarita Korovina (editors), HOWARD-60: A Festschrift on the Occasion of Howard Barringer's 60th Birthday, pages 245-257, Easychair. February 2014. [pdf] [bib] http://www.easychair.org/publications/?page=195264436 [Describes incremental methods for runtime probabilistic model checking, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [KT14] Marta Kwiatkowska and Chris Thachuk. Probabilistic Model Checking for Biology. In Software Safety and Security, IOS Press. 2014. [pdf] [bib] [A tutorial on the application of probabilistic model checking and PRISM to biological systems, including examples of DNA computation.]
  • [DKTT14] Frits Dannenberg, Marta Kwiatkowska, Chris Thachuk and Andrew J. Turberfield. DNA walker circuits: Computational potential, design, and verification. Natural Computing. 2014. [pdf] [bib] [Designs a discrete stochastic model of DNA walker circuits and analyses it with probabilistic model checking and PRISM.]

2013

  • [Kwi13] Marta Kwiatkowska. From Software Verification to 'Everyware' Verification. Computer Science - Research and Development, 28(4), pages 295-310, Springer. November 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Summarises ongoing research into verification of 'everyware', including techniques and tools that improve, extend and connect to PRISM.]
  • [KNPQ13] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker and Hongyang Qu. Compositional Probabilistic Verification through Multi-Objective Model Checking. Information and Computation, 232, pages 38-65, Elsevier. November 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Presents assume-guarantee verification techniques for probabilistic automata, implemented as an extension of PRISM.]
  • [Fen13] Lu Feng. On Learning Assumptions for Compositional Verification of Probabilistic Systems. Ph.D. thesis, University of Oxford. October 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Develops several assume-guarantee techniques for compositional probabilistic verification using automatic generation of assumptions. Implements the techniques using various extensions of PRISM.]
  • [KP13] Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Automated Verification and Strategy Synthesis for Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 11th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA'13), volume 8172 of LNCS, pages 5-22, Springer. October 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Provides an overview of strategy synthesis techniques for probabilistic models.]
  • [DKTT13] Frits Dannenberg, Marta Kwiatkowska, Chris Thachuk and Andrew J. Turberfield. DNA walker circuits: computational potential, design, and verification. In Proc. 19th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA 19), volume 8141 of LNCS, pages 31-45, Springer. September 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Investigates the reliability, performance and correctness of DNA walker circuits using probabilistic model checking and PRISM.]
  • [DHK13] Frits Dannenberg, Ernst Moritz Hahn and Marta Kwiatkowska. Computing Cumulative Rewards using Fast Adaptive Uniformisation. In Proc. 11th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB'13), volume 8130 of LNCS, pages 33-49, Springer. September 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Develops fast adaptive uniformisation techniques for cumulative reward properties, implemented in PRISM.]
  • [NPS13] Gethin Norman, David Parker and Jeremy Sproston. Model Checking for Probabilistic Timed Automata. Formal Methods in System Design, 43(2), pages 164-190, Springer. September 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Survey/tutorial paper on probabilistic timed automata and techniques for their verification, and two illustrative case studies.]
  • [Kwi13b] Marta Kwiatkowska. Advances in Quantitative Verification for Ubiquitous Computing. In Proc. 10th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC'13), volume 8049 of LNCS, pages 42-58, Springer. September 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Invited paper on recent developments in quantitative verification for ubiquitous computing, illustrated by three PRISM case studies. ]
  • [CFK+13b] Taolue Chen, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Aistis Simaitis. Automatic Verification of Competitive Stochastic Systems. Formal Methods in System Design, 43(1), pages 61-92, Springer. August 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces model checking techniques for stochastic multi-player games, implemented in the PRISM-games tool.]
  • [CKSW13] Taolue Chen, Marta Kwiatkowska, Aistis Simaitis and Clemens Wiltsche. Synthesis for Multi-Objective Stochastic Games: An Application to Autonomous Urban Driving. In Proc. 10th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST'13), volume 8054 of LNCS, pages 322-337, Springer. August 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes multi-objective strategy synthesis techniques for stochastic games, implemented in PRISM-games, and applies them to an autonomous vehicle case study.]
  • [CFK+13c] Taolue Chen, Vojtech Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Aistis Simaitis and Clemens Wiltsche. On Stochastic Games with Multiple Objectives. In Proc. 38th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS'13), volume 8087 of LNCS, pages 266-277, Springer. August 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Studies strategy synthesis and Pareto set approximation for multiple reward objectives in stochastic 2-player games.]
  • [CHH+13] Taolue Chen, Ernst Moritz Hahn, Tingting Han, Marta Kwiatkowska, Hongyang Qu and Lijun Zhang. Model Repair for Markov Decision Processes. In Proc. 7th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering (TASE'13), pages 85--92, IEEE. July 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes approximate solution methods for the problem of model repair on Markov decision processes, implemented as an extension of PRISM.]
  • [KPS13] Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Aistis Simaitis. Strategic Analysis of Trust Models for User-Centric Networks. In Proc. 1st International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR'13), volume 112 of EPTCS, pages 53-60. March 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Analyses a cooperation model for user-centric networks using PRISM-games.]
  • [CFK+13] Taolue Chen, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Aistis Simaitis. PRISM-games: A Model Checker for Stochastic Multi-Player Games. In Proc. 19th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'13), volume 7795 of LNCS, pages 185-191, Springer. March 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces PRISM-games, a model checker for stochastic multi-player games.]
  • [DKN+13] Marie Duflot, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker, Sylvain Peyronnet, Claudine Picaronny and Jeremy Sproston. Practical Applications of Probabilistic Model Checking to Communication Protocols. In S. Gnesi and T. Margaria (editors), Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems: A Survey of Applications, pages 133-150, IEEE Computer Society Press. March 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Applies PRISM and APMC to analyse the IEEE 802.3 (CSMA/CD) protocol.]
  • [DKP13] Christian Dehnert, Joost-Pieter Katoen and David Parker. SMT-Based Bisimulation Minimisation of Markov Models. In Proc. 14th International Conference on Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI'13), volume 7737 of LNCS, pages 28-47, Springer. January 2013. [pdf] [bib] [Presents new SMT-based bisimulation techniques for Markov chains expressed in the PRISM modelling language.]

2012

  • [GHK+12] Lucia Gallina, Tingting Han, Marta Kwiatkowska, Andrea Marin, Sabina Rossi and Alvise Spanò. Automatic Energy-aware Performance Analysis of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks. In Proc. 2012 IFIP Wireless Days conference (WD'12). 2012. [pdf] [Presents a framework for analysing the performance of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) using probabilistic process calculi and PRISM.]
  • [CDKM12b] Taolue Chen, Marco Diciolla, Marta Kwiatkowska and Alexandru Mereacre. Quantitative Verification of Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers. In Proc. 33rd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS'12), pages 263-272, IEEE. December 2012. [pdf] [Proposes quantitative verification techniques for the analysis of pacemaker software, using the tools PRISM and MATLAB.]
  • [FKP12] Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Pareto Curves for Probabilistic Model Checking. In Proc. 10th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA'12), volume 7561 of LNCS, pages 317-332, Springer. October 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Describes new techniques for multi-objective probabilistic model checking using Pareto curves, implemented in PRISM.]
  • [GR12] Sergio Giro and Markus Rabe. Verification of Partial-Information Probabilistic Systems using Counterexample-Guided Refinements. In Proc. 10th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA'12), volume 7561 of LNCS, pages 333-348, Springer. October 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Describes new techniques for model checking MDPs under partial-information schedulers, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [FKP+12] Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker, Hongyang Qu and Mateusz Ujma. Incremental Runtime Verification of Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 3rd International Conference on Runtime Verification (RV'12), volume 7686 of LNCS, pages 314-319, Springer. September 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes incremental methods for runtime probabilistic model checking, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [Kwi12] Marta Kwiatkowska. Sensing Everywhere: Towards Safer and More Reliable Sensor-enabled Devices. In Proc. 31st International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP'12), Springer. September 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Invited talk on research directions for verification of sensor-enabled devices, including PRISM-based analyses.]
  • [CFK+12b] Taolue Chen, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Aistis Simaitis, Ashutosh Trivedi and Michael Ummels. Playing Stochastic Games Precisely. In 23rd International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR'12), volume 7454 of LNCS, pages 348-363, Springer. September 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Proposes model checking techniques for stochastic games against temporal logic properties with precise bounds, as implemented in PRISM-games.]
  • [KNP12b] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. The PRISM Benchmark Suite. In Proc. 9th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST'12), pages 203-204, IEEE CS Press. September 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces a suite of PRISM models/properties and other resources for benchmarking and testing.]
  • [CGKM12] Radu Calinescu, Carlo Ghezzi, Marta Kwiatkowska and Raffaela Mirandola. Self-adaptive Software Needs Quantitative Verification at Runtime. Communications of the ACM, 55(9), pages 69-77, ACM. September 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Describes a framework for quantitative runtime verification that incorporates PRISM.]
  • [LPC+12] Matthew Lakin, David Parker, Luca Cardelli, Marta Kwiatkowska and Andrew Phillips. Design and Analysis of DNA Strand Displacement Devices using Probabilistic Model Checking. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 9(72), pages 1470-1485, The Royal Society. July 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Analyses correctness, reliability and performance of DNA computing designs using PRISM and DSD.]
  • [KNP12a] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Probabilistic Verification of Herman’s Self-Stabilisation Algorithm. Formal Aspects of Computing, 24(4), pages 661-670, Springer. July 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Analyses Herman's self stabilisation protocol using PRISM.]
  • [KP12] Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Advances in Probabilistic Model Checking. In Software Safety and Security - Tools for Analysis and Verification, volume 33 of NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D: Information and Communication Security, pages 126-151, IOS Press. June 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Tutorial paper on probabilistic model checking, covering DTMCs, MDPs, quantitative abstraction refinement, PTAs and PRISM.]
  • [BN12] Péter Biró and Gethin Norman. Analysis of Stochastic Matching Markets. In Proc. 3rd Workshop on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems (CoopMAS'12). June 2012. [pdf] [Studies "Stable Matching" problems, including a DTMC-based analysis using PRISM.]
  • [CFK+12] Taolue Chen, Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Aistis Simaitis. Automatic Verification of Competitive Stochastic Systems. In Proc. 18th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'12), volume 7214 of LNCS, pages 315-330, Springer. March 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Introduces model checking techniques for stochastic multi-player games, implemented in the PRISM-games tool.]
  • [Gir12] Sergio Giro. Efficient Computation of Exact Solutions for Quantitative Model Checking. In Proc. 10th Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL'12), volume 85 of EPTCS, pages 17-32. March 2012. [pdf] [bib] [Investigates exact-arithmetic model checking methods for MDPs, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]

2011

  • [Fru11] Matthias Fruth. Formal Methods for the Analysis of Wireless Network Protocols. Ph.D. thesis, Oxford University. October 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Analyses wireless network protocols such as Zigbee using probabilistic model checking and PRISM.]
  • [FHKP11] Lu Feng, Tingting Han, Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Learning-based Compositional Verification for Synchronous Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 9th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA'11), volume 6996 of LNCS, pages 511-521, Springer. October 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Presents a learning-based compositional verification framework which uses PRISM for executing individual queries.]
  • [HKQ11] Henri Hansen, Marta Kwiatkowska and Hongyang Qu. Partial Order Reduction for Model Checking Markov Decision Processes under Unconditional Fairness. In Proc. 8th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST'11), pages 203-212, IEEE CS Press. September 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Presents partial-order reduction methods for MDPs, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [CKPS11] Taolue Chen, Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Aistis Simaitis. Verifying Team Formation Protocols with Probabilistic Model Checking. In Proc. 12th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA XII 2011), volume 6814 of LNCS, pages 190-297, Springer. July 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Analyses a team formation protocol using PRISM and a prototype extension for stochastic games.]
  • [KNP11] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. PRISM 4.0: Verification of Probabilistic Real-time Systems. In Proc. 23rd International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV'11), volume 6806 of LNCS, pages 585-591, Springer. July 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Tool paper describing PRISM 4.0.]
  • [KPQ11] Marta Kwiatkowska, David Parker and Hongyang Qu. Incremental Quantitative Verification for Markov Decision Processes. In Proc. IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN-PDS'11), pages 359-370, IEEE CS Press. June 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Presents incremental verification techniques for MDPs, implemented as an extension of PRISM.]
  • [FKNP11] Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Automated Verification Techniques for Probabilistic Systems. In M. Bernardo and V. Issarny (editors), Formal Methods for Eternal Networked Software Systems (SFM'11), volume 6659 of LNCS, pages 53-113, Springer. June 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Tutorial paper on probabilistic model checking, focusing on verification techniques for MDPs, accompanied by case studies and examples for PRISM.]
  • [CGKMT11] Radu Calinescu, Lars Grunske, Marta Kwiatkowska, Raffaela Mirandola and Giordano Tamburrelli. Dynamic QoS Management and Optimisation in Service-Based Systems. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 37(3), pages 387-409. May 2011. [bib] [Presents a framework for developing adaptive service-based systems, using PRISM to compute QoS properties.]
  • [Kat11] Mark Kattenbelt. Automated Quantitative Software Verification. Ph.D. thesis, Oxford University. March 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Thesis on quantitative verification for software, including probabilistic abstraction-refinement methods that use components from GOTO-CC, SATABS and PRISM.]
  • [FKP11] Lu Feng, Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Automated Learning of Probabilistic Assumptions for Compositional Reasoning. In Proc. 14th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE'11), volume 6603 of LNCS, pages 2-17, Springer. Invited paper. March 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Presents a learning-based compositional verification framework, based on an extension of PRISM.]
  • [FKN+11] Vojtěch Forejt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker and Hongyang Qu. Quantitative Multi-Objective Verification for Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 17th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'11), volume 6605 of LNCS, pages 112-127, Springer. March 2011. [pdf] [bib] [Presents multi-objective and assume-guarantee verification techniques for probabilistic automata, implemented as an extension of PRISM.]
  • [YNN+11] Ender Yüksel‚ Hanne Riis Nielson‚ Flemming Nielson‚ Matthias Fruth and Marta Kwiatkowska. Optimizing Key Updates in Sensor Networks. In Proc. IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS'11), pages 82-87. February 2011. [bib] [Analyses the performance of ZigBee security key updates using PRISM.]

2010

  • [KNP10c] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Advances and Challenges of Probabilistic Model Checking. In Proc. 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, pages 1691-1698, IEEE Press. Invited paper. October 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Gives a high-level overview of probabilistic model checking and PRISM; and surveys some current recent directions.]
  • [GKMMQ10] Felicita Di Giandomenico, Marta Kwiatkowska, Marco Martinucci, Paolo Masci, and Hongyang Qu. Dependability Analysis and Verification for Connected Systems. In Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard Steffen (editors), 4th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation (ISOLA'10), volume 6416 of LNCS, pages 263-277, Springer. October 2010. [pdf] [Describes a framework for analsyis of connected systems, including probabilistic model checking using PRISM.]
  • [KNP10b] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. A Framework for Verification of Software with Time and Probabilities. In Proc. 8th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS'10), volume 6246 of LNCS, pages 25-45, Springer. September 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Extends PRISM's game-based abstraction-refinement methods for PTAs, to real-time probabilistic programs with data.]
  • [KKNP10] Mark Kattenbelt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. A Game-based Abstraction-Refinement Framework for Markov Decision Processes. Formal Methods in System Design, 36(3), pages 246-280, Springer. September 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Presents game-based abstraction-refinement techniques for MDPs, as used for example to verify PTAs in PRISM.]
  • [Nim10] Vincent Nimal. Statistical Approaches for Probabilistic Model Checking. MSc Mini-project Dissertation, Oxford University Computing Laboratory. September 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Investigates approximate/statistical model checking techniques and implements them in PRISM.]
  • [CK10] Radu Calinescu and Marta Kwiatkowska. Software Engineering Techniques for the Development of Systems of Systems. In Christine Choppy and Oleg Sokolsky (editors), Proc. 15th Monterey Workshop on Foundations of Computer Software. Future Trends and Techniques for Development (Monterey'08), volume 6028 of LNCS, pages 59-82, Springer. September 2010. [pdf] [bib] http://www.springerlink.com/content/6334127431456134/ [Presents a framework for system-of-systems development, incorporating PRISM.]
  • [FKP10] Lu Feng, Marta Kwiatkowska and David Parker. Compositional Verification of Probabilistic Systems using Learning. In Proc. 7th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST'10), pages 133-142, IEEE CS Press. September 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Presents a learning-based compositional verification framework, based on an extension of PRISM.]
  • [KNP10a] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Probabilistic Model Checking for Systems Biology. In M. Sriram Iyengar (editor), Symbolic Systems Biology, pages 31-59, Jones and Bartlett. May 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Tutorial on the application of probabilistic model checking and PRISM to systems biology, including an illustrative case study (FGF) and reader exercises.]
  • [KNPQ10] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker and Hongyang Qu. Assume-Guarantee Verification for Probabilistic Systems. In Proc. 16th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'10), volume 6015 of LNCS, pages 23-37, Springer. March 2010. [pdf] [bib] [Presents assume-guarantee verification techniques for probabilistic automata, implemented as an extension of PRISM.]

2009

  • [DMP09] Alastair Donaldson, Alice Miller and David Parker. Language-level Symmetry Reduction for Probabilistic Model Checking. In Proc. 6th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST'09), pages 289-298, IEEE Computer Society. September 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents symmetry reduction techniques based on translation of PRISM models.]
  • [KNP09c] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Stochastic Games for Verification of Probabilistic Timed Automata. In Proc. 7th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS'09), volume 5813 of LNCS, pages 212-227, Springer. September 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents game-based abstraction-refinement techniques for verifying PTAs, implemented in PRISM.]
  • [KH09b] M. Kwiatkowska and J. Heath. Biological pathways as communicating computer systems. Journal of Cell Science, 122(16), pages 2793-2800. August 2009. [bib] http://jcs.biologists.org/cgi/content/abstract/122/16/2793 [Describes the application of various computational tools, including PRISM, to systems biology.]
  • [KNP09b] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Quantitative Verification Techniques for Biological Processes. In A. Condon, D. Harel, J. Kok, A. Salomaa and E. Winfree (editors), Algorithmic Bioprocesses, pages 391-409, Springer. August 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Tutorial paper on the application of probabilistic model checking and PRISM to biological systems, including an illustrative case study (MAPK cascade).]
  • [Mai09] V. Maisonneuve. Automatic heuristic-based generation of MTBDD variable orderings for PRISM models. Internship report, ENS Cachan & Oxford University Computing Laboratory. July 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Develops MTBDD variable ordering heuristics, implemented in an extension of PRISM.]
  • [Kwi09] M. Kwiatkowska. On Quantitative Software Verification. In C. Pasareanu (editor), Proc. 16th International SPIN Workshop, volume 5578 of LNCS, pages 2-3, Springer. Invited contribution. June 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Describes verification techniques for probabilistic C programs, using components from GOTO-CC, SATABS and PRISM.]
  • [CK09a] V. Issarny, B. Steffen, B. Jonsson, G. Blair, P. Grace, M. Kwiatkowska, R. Calinescu, P. Inverardi, M. Tivoli, A. Bertolino and A. Sabetta. CONNECT Challenges: Towards Emergent Connectors for Eternal Networked Systems. In Proc. 14th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems. Poster. June 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Provides an overview of the CONNECT project, which incorporates extensions of PRISM.]
  • [CK09] R. Calinescu and M. Kwiatkowska. Using Quantitative Analysis to Implement Autonomic IT Systems. In Proc. 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'09), pages 100-110, IEEE Press. May 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents an autonomic software framework, incorporating quantitative analysis of system models using PRISM.]
  • [KNP09a] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. PRISM: Probabilistic Model Checking for Performance and Reliability Analysis. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, 36(4), pages 40-45, ACM. March 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Provides an overview of PRISM and its application to performance and and reliability analysis.]
  • [CK09b] R. Calinescu and M. Kwiatkowska. CADS*: Computer-Aided Development of Self-* Systems. In Marsha Chechik and Martin Wirsing (editors), Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2009), volume 5503 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 421-424, Springer-Verlag. March 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents a tool for developing self-* systems, based on Markov chain analysis using PRISM.]
  • [NPPW09] Gethin Norman, Catuscia Palamidessi, David Parker and Peng Wu. Model Checking Probabilistic and Stochastic Extensions of the Pi-Calculus. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 35(2), pages 209-223, IEEE Computer Society. March 2009. [pdf] [bib] [Presents model checking techniques for the probabilistic/stochastic pi-calculus based on a translation to PRISM.]
  • [KNPV09] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, David Parker and Maria Grazia Vigliotti. Probabilistic Mobile Ambients. Theoretical Computer Science, 410(12-13), pages 1272-1303, Elsevier. March 2009. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib] [Presents a probabilistic version of the Mobile Ambients calculus and an accompanying case study using PRISM.]
  • [KKNP09] Mark Kattenbelt, Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Abstraction Refinement for Probabilistic Software. In Proc. 10th International Conference on Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation (VMCAI'09), volume 5403 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 182-197, Springer. January 2009. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib] [Develops verification techniques for probabilistic C programs, using components from GOTO-CC, SATABS and PRISM.]

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2007

  • [KNP07b] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Controller Dependability Analysis By Probabilistic Model Checking. Control Engineering Practice, 15(11), pages 1427-1434, Elsevier. November 2007. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib] [Illustrates the applicability of probabilistic model checking and PRISM to analysing dependability properties for a simple model of a software-based control systems.]
  • [NPPW07] Gethin Norman, Catuscia Palamidessi, David Parker and Peng Wu. Model Checking the Probabilistic Pi-calculus. In Proc. 4th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST'07), pages 169-178, IEEE CS Press. September 2007. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib] [Presents model checking techniques for the probabilistic pi-calculus based on a translation to PRISM.]
  • [DMP07] Alastair Donaldson, Alice Miller and David Parker. GRIP: Generic Representatives in PRISM. In Proc. 4th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST'07), pages 115-116, IEEE CS Press. September 2007. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib] [Presents GRIP, a symmetry reduction tool for PRISM models.]
  • [Kwi07] M. Kwiatkowska. Quantitative Verification: Models, Techniques and Tools. In Proc. 6th joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE), pages 449-458, ACM Press. September 2007. [pdf] [bib] [Overview of probabilistic model checking and PRISM, with a particular emphasis on DTMCs.]
  • [FMM07] A. Fehnker, M. Fruth and A. McIver. Graphical modelling for simulation and formal analysis of wireless network protocols. In Proc. Workshop on Methods, Models and Tools for Fault-Tolerance (MeMoT'07) at the 7th International Conference on Integrated Formal Methods (IFM'07), pages 80-87. Technical Report CS-TR-1032, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. July 2007. [pdf] [bib]
  • [KNSW07] M. Kwiatkowska, G. Norman, J. Sproston and F. Wang. Symbolic Model Checking for Probabilistic Timed Automata. Information and Computation, 205(7), pages 1027-1077. July 2007. [ps.gz] [pdf] [bib]
  • [KNP07a] Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman and David Parker. Stochastic Model Checking. In M. Bernardo and J. Hillston (editors), Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems: Performance Evaluation (SFM'07), volume 4486 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Tutorial Volume), pages 220-270, Springer. June 2007. [pdf] [bib] [Tutorial paper covering probabilistic model checking of DTMCs/CTMCs and PRISM.]
  • [EKVY07] K. Etessami, M. Kwiatkowska, M. Vardi and M. Yannakakis. Multi-Objective Model Checking of Markov Decision Processes. In Proc. 13th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS'07), volume 4424 of LNCS, pages 50-65, Springer. March 2007. [pdf] [bib]

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