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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.121
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74360
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7436/
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Berthon, Raphaël ; Randour, Mickael ; Raskin, Jean-François

Threshold Constraints with Guarantees for Parity Objectives in Markov Decision Processes

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Abstract

The beyond worst-case synthesis problem was introduced recently by Bruyère et al. [BFRR14]: it aims at building system controllers that provide strict worst-case performance guarantees against an antagonistic environment while ensuring higher expected performance against a stochastic model of the environment. Our work extends the framework of [Bruyère/Filiot/Randour/Raskin, STACS 2014] and follow-up papers, which focused on quantitative objectives, by addressing the case of omega-regular conditions encoded as parity objectives, a natural way to represent functional requirements of systems. We build strategies that satisfy a main parity objective on all plays, while ensuring a secondary one with sufficient probability. This setting raises new challenges in comparison to quantitative objectives, as one cannot easily mix different strategies without endangering the functional properties of the system. We establish that, for all variants of this problem, deciding the existence of a strategy lies in NP and in coNP, the same complexity class as classical parity games. Hence, our framework provides additional modeling power while staying in the same complexity class.

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@InProceedings{berthon_et_al:LIPIcs:2017:7436,
  author =	{Rapha{\"e}l Berthon and Mickael Randour and Jean-Fran{\c{c}}ois Raskin},
  title =	{{Threshold Constraints with Guarantees for Parity Objectives in Markov Decision Processes}},
  booktitle =	{44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)},
  pages =	{121:1--121:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-041-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{80},
  editor =	{Ioannis Chatzigiannakis and Piotr Indyk and Fabian Kuhn and Anca Muscholl},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/7436},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-74360},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.121},
  annote =	{Keywords: Markov decision processes, parity objectives, beyond worst-case synthesis}
}

Keywords: Markov decision processes, parity objectives, beyond worst-case synthesis
Seminar: 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017)
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 06.07.2017


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