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Quantitative Evaluation of Systems

11th International Conference, QEST 2014, Florence, Italy, September 8-10, 2014, Proceedings

Norman, Gethin, Sanders, William (Eds.)

2014, XIV, 422 p. 111 illus.

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems, QEST 2014, held in Florence, Italy, in September 2014. The 24 full papers and 5 short papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: Kronecker and product form methods; hybrid systems; mean field/population analysis; models and tools; simulation; queueing, debugging and tools; process algebra and equivalences; automata and Markov process theory; applications, theory and tools; and probabilistic model checking.

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Keywords » Markov processes - computer networks - formal languages and automata theory - formal methods - hardware validation - model checking - models of computation - performance evaluation - reliability - safety critical systems - simulation - stochastic model checking - theory of computation - theory of probability - timed and hybrid models - verification

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Theoretical Computer Science

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Keynote Presentations.- Quantitative Evaluation of Service Dependability in Shared Execution Environments.- Multi-agent Networked Systems with Adversarial Elements.- Kronecker and Product Form Methods.- A Structured Solution Approach for Markov Regenerative Processes.- Low-Rank Tensor Methods for Communicating Markov Processes.- Hybrid Systems.- A Statistical Approach for Computing Reachability of Non-linear and Stochastic Dynamical Systems.- Formal Synthesis and Validation of Inhomogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads.- Finite Abstractions of Stochastic Max-Plus-Linear Systems.- Mean Field/Population Analysis.- Mean Field for Performance Models with Generally-Distributed Timed Transitions.- Mean-Field Approximation and Quasi-Equilibrium Reduction of Markov Population Models.- On Performance of Gossip Communication in a Crowd-Sensing Scenario.- Models and Tools.- Probabilistic Model Checking of DTMC Models of User Activity Patterns.- Performance Comparison of IEEE 802.11 DCF and EDCA for Beaconing in Vehicular Networks.- A New Great SPN GUI for GSPN Editing and CSLTA Model Checking.- The Octave Queueing.- Package.- Simulation.- A Perfect Sampling Algorithm of Random Walks with Forbidden Arcs.- Modelling Replication in No SQL Datastores.- Queueing, Debugging and Tools.- On Queues with General Service Demands and Constant Service Capacity.- Simulation Debugging and Visualization in the Mobius Modeling Framework.- Scalar: A Distributed Scalability Analysis Framework.- Non-intrusive Scalable Memory Access Tracer.- Process Algebra and Equivalences.- Probabilistic Programming Process Algebra.- PALOMA: A Process Algebra for Located Markovian Agents.- On the Discriminating Power of Testing Equivalences for Reactive Probabilistic Systems: Results and Open Problems.- Automata and Markov Process Theory.- Continuity Properties of Distances for Markov Processes.- Deciding the Value 1 Problem for Reachability in 1-Clock Decision Stochastic Timed Automata.- Decidable Problems for Unary PFAs.- Applications, Theory and Tools.- A Scalable Approach to the Assessment of Storm Impact in Distributed Automation Power Grids.- Compositionality Results for Quantitative Information Flow.- CyberSAGE: A Tool for Automatic Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Systems.- Probabilistic Model Checking.- Symbolic Approximation of the Bounded Reachability Probability in Large Markov Chains.- Accelerating Parametric Probabilistic Verification.

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