“On-the-Fly Model Checking for Regular Alternation-Free Mu-Calculus” and “One Interface to Serve Them All”
Radu Mateescu and Jaco van de Pol,
INRIA Rhône-Alpes / University of Twente –
“On-the-Fly Model Checking for Regular Alternation-Free Mu-Calculus”: Model-checking is a successful technique for automatically verifying concurrent finite-state systems. When designing a model-checker, a good compromise must be made between the expressive power of the property description formalism, the complexity of the model-checking problem, and the user-friendliness of the interface. The logic we adopted is the regular alternation-free mu-calculus, an extension of the alternation-free mu-calculus with ACTL-like action formulas and PDL-like regular expressions, allowing a concise and intuitive description of safety, liveness, and (some) fairness properties over labelled transition systems (LTSs). The model-checking method consists in reformulating the verification problem as the local resolution of a boolean equation system (BES), which is carried out by linear-time algorithms based on various strategies (depth-first search, breadth-first search, etc.). These algorithms also generate full diagnostic information (examples and counterexamples) illustrating the truth value of temporal formulas. This method is at the heart of the EVALUATOR 3.5 model-checker of the CADP toolbox, developed using the generic OPEN/CAESAR environment for on-the-fly verification. The BES resolution algorithms are provided by the CAESAR_SOLVE library of OPEN/CAESAR.
“One Interface to Serve Them All” : I will explain a new interface for model checking tools, which enables o connect many model checking algorithms (explicit, distributed, symbolic, multi-core) to various input languages (Promela, mCRL, DVE). Also, several generic optimizations can be applied at the interface. Additionally, I will demonstrate the application of model checking to safety requirements of railway interlocking systems, in a project led by the UIC (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer).
Date: 2010-May-17 Time: 15:00:00 Room: IST, Anfiteatro QA (Torre Sul)
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
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