11 Search Results for "Viswanathan, Mahesh"


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Polynomial-Time Verification and Testing of Implementations of the Snapshot Data Structure

Authors: Gal Amram, Avi Hayoun, Lior Mizrahi, and Gera Weiss

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 246, 36th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2022)


Abstract
We analyze correctness of implementations of the snapshot data structure in terms of linearizability. We show that such implementations can be verified in polynomial time. Additionally, we identify a set of representative executions for testing and show that the correctness of each of these executions can be validated in linear time. These results present a significant speedup considering that verifying linearizability of implementations of concurrent data structures, in general, is EXPSPACE-complete in the number of program-states, and testing linearizability is NP-complete in the length of the tested execution. The crux of our approach is identifying a class of executions, which we call simple, such that a snapshot implementation is linearizable if and only if all of its simple executions are linearizable. We then divide all possible non-linearizable simple executions into three categories and construct a small automaton that recognizes each category. We describe two implementations (one for verification and one for testing) of an automata-based approach that we develop based on this result and an evaluation that demonstrates significant improvements over existing tools. For verification, we show that restricting a state-of-the-art tool to analyzing only simple executions saves resources and allows the analysis of more complex cases. Specifically, restricting attention to simple executions finds bugs in 27 instances, whereas, without this restriction, we were only able to find 14 of the 30 bugs in the instances we examined. We also show that our technique accelerates testing performance significantly. Specifically, our implementation solves the complete set of 900 problems we generated, whereas the state-of-the-art linearizability testing tool solves only 554 problems.

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Gal Amram, Avi Hayoun, Lior Mizrahi, and Gera Weiss. Polynomial-Time Verification and Testing of Implementations of the Snapshot Data Structure. In 36th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 246, pp. 5:1-5:20, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{amram_et_al:LIPIcs.DISC.2022.5,
  author =	{Amram, Gal and Hayoun, Avi and Mizrahi, Lior and Weiss, Gera},
  title =	{{Polynomial-Time Verification and Testing of Implementations of the Snapshot Data Structure}},
  booktitle =	{36th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2022)},
  pages =	{5:1--5:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-255-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{246},
  editor =	{Scheideler, Christian},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2022.5},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-171964},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2022.5},
  annote =	{Keywords: Snapshot, Linearizability, Verification, Formal Methods}
}
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On the Complexity of Reachability in Parametric Markov Decision Processes

Authors: Tobias Winkler, Sebastian Junges, Guillermo A. Pérez, and Joost-Pieter Katoen

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 140, 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019)


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This paper studies parametric Markov decision processes (pMDPs), an extension to Markov decision processes (MDPs) where transitions probabilities are described by polynomials over a finite set of parameters. Fixing values for all parameters yields MDPs. In particular, this paper studies the complexity of finding values for these parameters such that the induced MDP satisfies some reachability constraints. We discuss different variants depending on the comparison operator in the constraints and the domain of the parameter values. We improve all known lower bounds for this problem, and notably provide ETR-completeness results for distinct variants of this problem. Furthermore, we provide insights in the functions describing the induced reachability probabilities, and how pMDPs generalise concurrent stochastic reachability games.

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Tobias Winkler, Sebastian Junges, Guillermo A. Pérez, and Joost-Pieter Katoen. On the Complexity of Reachability in Parametric Markov Decision Processes. In 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 140, pp. 14:1-14:17, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)


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@InProceedings{winkler_et_al:LIPIcs.CONCUR.2019.14,
  author =	{Winkler, Tobias and Junges, Sebastian and P\'{e}rez, Guillermo A. and Katoen, Joost-Pieter},
  title =	{{On the Complexity of Reachability in Parametric Markov Decision Processes}},
  booktitle =	{30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019)},
  pages =	{14:1--14:17},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-121-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{140},
  editor =	{Fokkink, Wan and van Glabbeek, Rob},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2019.14},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-109162},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2019.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: Parametric Markov decision processes, Formal verification, ETR, Complexity}
}
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Invited Paper
Model Checking Randomized Security Protocols (Invited Paper)

Authors: A. Prasad Sistla

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 122, 38th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2018)


Abstract
The design of security protocols is extremely subtle and is prone to serious faults. Many tools for automatic analysis of such protocols have been developed. However, none of them have the ability to model protocols that use explicit randomization. Such randomized protocols are being increasingly used in systems to provide privacy and anonymity guarantees. In this talk we consider the problem of automatic verification of randomized security protocols. We consider verification of secrecy and indistinguishability properties under a powerful threat model of Dolev-Yao adversary. We present some complexity bounds on verification of these properties. We also describe practical algorithms for checking indistinguishability. These algorithms have been implemented in the tool SPAN and have been experimentally evaluated. The talk concludes with future challenges. (Joint work with: Matt Bauer, Rohit Chadha and Mahesh Viswanathan)

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A. Prasad Sistla. Model Checking Randomized Security Protocols (Invited Paper). In 38th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 122, p. 2:1, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{sistla:LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2018.2,
  author =	{Sistla, A. Prasad},
  title =	{{Model Checking Randomized Security Protocols}},
  booktitle =	{38th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2018)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:1},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-093-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{122},
  editor =	{Ganguly, Sumit and Pandya, Paritosh},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2018.2},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-99018},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2018.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: Randomized Protocols, Verification}
}
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Relating Syntactic and Semantic Perturbations of Hybrid Automata

Authors: Nima Roohi, Pavithra Prabhakar, and Mahesh Viswanathan

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 118, 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2018)


Abstract
We investigate how the semantics of a hybrid automaton deviates with respect to syntactic perturbations on the hybrid automaton. We consider syntactic perturbations of a hybrid automaton, wherein the syntactic representations of its elements, namely, initial sets, invariants, guards, and flows, in some logic are perturbed. Our main result establishes a continuity like property that states that small perturbations in the syntax lead to small perturbations in the semantics. More precisely, we show that for every real number epsilon>0 and natural number k, there is a real number delta>0 such that H^delta, the delta syntactic perturbation of a hybrid automaton H, is epsilon-simulation equivalent to H up to k transition steps. As a byproduct, we obtain a proof that a bounded safety verification tool such as dReach will eventually prove the safety of a safe hybrid automaton design (when only non-strict inequalities are used in all constraints) if dReach iteratively reduces the syntactic parameter delta that is used in checking approximate satisfiability. This has an immediate application in counter-example validation in a CEGAR framework, namely, when a counter-example is spurious, then we have a complete procedure for deducing the same.

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Nima Roohi, Pavithra Prabhakar, and Mahesh Viswanathan. Relating Syntactic and Semantic Perturbations of Hybrid Automata. In 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 118, pp. 26:1-26:16, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{roohi_et_al:LIPIcs.CONCUR.2018.26,
  author =	{Roohi, Nima and Prabhakar, Pavithra and Viswanathan, Mahesh},
  title =	{{Relating Syntactic and Semantic Perturbations of Hybrid Automata}},
  booktitle =	{29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2018)},
  pages =	{26:1--26:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-087-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{118},
  editor =	{Schewe, Sven and Zhang, Lijun},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2018.26},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-95644},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2018.26},
  annote =	{Keywords: Model Checking, Hybrid Automata, Approximation, Perturbation}
}
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Approximating Probabilistic Automata by Regular Languages

Authors: Rohit Chadha, A. Prasad Sistla, and Mahesh Viswanathan

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 119, 27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018)


Abstract
A probabilistic finite automaton (PFA) A is said to be regular-approximable with respect to (x,y), if there is a regular language that contains all words accepted by A with probability at least x+y, but does not contain any word accepted with probability at most x. We show that the problem of determining if a PFA A is regular-approximable with respect to (x,y) is not recursively enumerable. We then show that many tractable sub-classes of PFAs identified in the literature - hierarchical PFAs, polynomially ambiguous PFAs, and eventually weakly ergodic PFAs - are regular-approximable with respect to all (x,y). Establishing the regular-approximability of a PFA has the nice consequence that its value can be effectively approximated, and the emptiness problem can be decided under the assumption of isolation.

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Rohit Chadha, A. Prasad Sistla, and Mahesh Viswanathan. Approximating Probabilistic Automata by Regular Languages. In 27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 119, pp. 14:1-14:23, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{chadha_et_al:LIPIcs.CSL.2018.14,
  author =	{Chadha, Rohit and Sistla, A. Prasad and Viswanathan, Mahesh},
  title =	{{Approximating Probabilistic Automata by Regular Languages}},
  booktitle =	{27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018)},
  pages =	{14:1--14:23},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-088-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{119},
  editor =	{Ghica, Dan R. and Jung, Achim},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2018.14},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-96815},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2018.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: Probabilistic Finite Automata, Regular Languages, Ambiguity}
}
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A Decidable Fragment of Second Order Logic With Applications to Synthesis

Authors: P. Madhusudan, Umang Mathur, Shambwaditya Saha, and Mahesh Viswanathan

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 119, 27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018)


Abstract
We propose a fragment of many-sorted second order logic called EQSMT and show that checking satisfiability of sentences in this fragment is decidable. EQSMT formulae have an exists^*forall^* quantifier prefix (over variables, functions and relations) making EQSMT conducive for modeling synthesis problems. Moreover, EQSMT allows reasoning using a combination of background theories provided that they have a decidable satisfiability problem for the exists^*forall^* FO-fragment (e.g., linear arithmetic). Our decision procedure reduces the satisfiability of EQSMT formulae to satisfiability queries of exists^*forall^* formulae of each individual background theory, allowing us to use existing efficient SMT solvers supporting exists^*forall^* reasoning for these theories; hence our procedure can be seen as effectively quantified SMT (EQSMT) reasoning.

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P. Madhusudan, Umang Mathur, Shambwaditya Saha, and Mahesh Viswanathan. A Decidable Fragment of Second Order Logic With Applications to Synthesis. In 27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 119, pp. 31:1-31:19, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{madhusudan_et_al:LIPIcs.CSL.2018.31,
  author =	{Madhusudan, P. and Mathur, Umang and Saha, Shambwaditya and Viswanathan, Mahesh},
  title =	{{A Decidable Fragment of Second Order Logic With Applications to Synthesis}},
  booktitle =	{27th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2018)},
  pages =	{31:1--31:19},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-088-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{119},
  editor =	{Ghica, Dan R. and Jung, Achim},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2018.31},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-96987},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CSL.2018.31},
  annote =	{Keywords: second order logic, synthesis, decidable fragment}
}
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Complexity of Model Checking MDPs against LTL Specifications

Authors: Dileep Kini and Mahesh Viswanathan

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 93, 37th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2017)


Abstract
Given a Markov Decision Process (MDP) M, an LTL formula \varphi, and a threshold \theta \in [0,1], the verification question is to determine if there is a scheduler with respect to which the executions of M satisfying \varphi have probability greater than (or greater than or equal to) \theta. When \theta = 0, we call it the qualitative verification problem, and when \theta \in (0,1], we call it the quantitative verification problem. In this paper we study the precise complexity of these problems when the specification is constrained to be in different fragments of LTL.

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Dileep Kini and Mahesh Viswanathan. Complexity of Model Checking MDPs against LTL Specifications. In 37th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 93, pp. 35:1-35:13, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{kini_et_al:LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2017.35,
  author =	{Kini, Dileep and Viswanathan, Mahesh},
  title =	{{Complexity of Model Checking MDPs against LTL Specifications}},
  booktitle =	{37th IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2017)},
  pages =	{35:1--35:13},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-055-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{93},
  editor =	{Lokam, Satya and Ramanujam, R.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2017.35},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-83928},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2017.35},
  annote =	{Keywords: Markov Decision Processes, Linear Temporal Logic, model checking, complexity}
}
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On Reachability Analysis of Pushdown Systems with Transductions: Application to Boolean Programs with Call-by-Reference

Authors: Fu Song, Weikai Miao, Geguang Pu, and Min Zhang

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 42, 26th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2015)


Abstract
Pushdown systems with transductions (TrPDSs) are an extension of pushdown systems (PDSs) by associating each transition rule with a transduction, which allows to inspect and modify the stack content at each step of a transition rule. It was shown by Uezato and Minamide that TrPDSs can model PDSs with checkpoint and discrete-timed PDSs. Moreover, TrPDSs can be simulated by PDSs and the predecessor configurations pre^*(C) of a regular set C of configurations can be computed by a saturation procedure when the closure of the transductions in TrPDSs is finite. In this work, we comprehensively investigate the reachability problem of finite TrPDSs. We propose a novel saturation procedure to compute pre^*(C) for finite TrPDSs. Also, we introduce a saturation procedure to compute the successor configurations post^*(C) of a regular set C of configurations for finite TrPDSs. From these two saturation procedures, we present two efficient implementation algorithms to compute pre^*(C) and post^*(C). Finally, we show how the presence of transductions enables the modeling of Boolean programs with call-by-reference parameter passing. The TrPDS model has finite closure of transductions which results in model-checking approach for Boolean programs with call-by-reference parameter passing against safety properties.

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Fu Song, Weikai Miao, Geguang Pu, and Min Zhang. On Reachability Analysis of Pushdown Systems with Transductions: Application to Boolean Programs with Call-by-Reference. In 26th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 42, pp. 383-397, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{song_et_al:LIPIcs.CONCUR.2015.383,
  author =	{Song, Fu and Miao, Weikai and Pu, Geguang and Zhang, Min},
  title =	{{On Reachability Analysis of Pushdown Systems with Transductions: Application to Boolean Programs with Call-by-Reference}},
  booktitle =	{26th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2015)},
  pages =	{383--397},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-91-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{42},
  editor =	{Aceto, Luca and de Frutos Escrig, David},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2015.383},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-53624},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2015.383},
  annote =	{Keywords: Verification, Reachability problem, Pushdown system with transductions, Boolean programs with call-by-reference}
}
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Asynchronous Liquid Separation Types

Authors: Johannes Kloos, Rupak Majumdar, and Viktor Vafeiadis

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 37, 29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2015)


Abstract
We present a refinement type system for reasoning about asynchronous programs manipulating shared mutable state. Our type system guarantees the absence of races and the preservation of user-specified invariants using a combination of two ideas: refinement types and concurrent separation logic. Our type system allows precise reasoning about programs using two ingredients. First, our types are indexed by sets of resource names and the type system tracks the effect of program execution on individual heap locations and task handles. In particular, it allows making strong updates to the types of heap locations. Second, our types track ownership of shared state across concurrently posted tasks and allow reasoning about ownership transfer between tasks using permissions. We demonstrate through several examples that these two ingredients, on top of the framework of liquid types, are powerful enough to reason about correct behavior of practical, complex, asynchronous systems manipulating shared heap resources. We have implemented type inference for our type system and have used it to prove complex invariants of asynchronous OCaml programs. We also show how the type system detects subtle concurrency bugs in a file system implementation.

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Johannes Kloos, Rupak Majumdar, and Viktor Vafeiadis. Asynchronous Liquid Separation Types. In 29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 37, pp. 396-420, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{kloos_et_al:LIPIcs.ECOOP.2015.396,
  author =	{Kloos, Johannes and Majumdar, Rupak and Vafeiadis, Viktor},
  title =	{{Asynchronous Liquid Separation Types}},
  booktitle =	{29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2015)},
  pages =	{396--420},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-86-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{37},
  editor =	{Boyland, John Tang},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2015.396},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-52233},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2015.396},
  annote =	{Keywords: Liquid Types, Asynchronous Parallelism, Separation Logic, Type Systems}
}
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On the Complexity of Computing Maximum Entropy for Markovian Models

Authors: Taolue Chen and Tingting Han

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 29, 34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014)


Abstract
We investigate the complexity of computing entropy of various Markovian models including Markov Chains (MCs), Interval Markov Chains (IMCs) and Markov Decision Processes (MDPs). We consider both entropy and entropy rate for general MCs, and study two algorithmic questions, i.e., entropy approximation problem and entropy threshold problem. The former asks for an approximation of the entropy/entropy rate within a given precision, whereas the latter aims to decide whether they exceed a given threshold. We give polynomial-time algorithms for the approximation problem, and show the threshold problem is in P^CH_3 (hence in PSPACE) and in P assuming some number-theoretic conjectures. Furthermore, we study both questions for IMCs and MDPs where we aim to maximise the entropy/entropy rate among an infinite family of MCs associated with the given model. We give various conditional decidability results for the threshold problem, and show the approximation problem is solvable in polynomial-time via convex programming.

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Taolue Chen and Tingting Han. On the Complexity of Computing Maximum Entropy for Markovian Models. In 34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 29, pp. 571-583, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2014)


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@InProceedings{chen_et_al:LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.571,
  author =	{Chen, Taolue and Han, Tingting},
  title =	{{On the Complexity of Computing Maximum Entropy for Markovian Models}},
  booktitle =	{34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014)},
  pages =	{571--583},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-77-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{29},
  editor =	{Raman, Venkatesh and Suresh, S. P.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.571},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-48725},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.571},
  annote =	{Keywords: Markovian Models, Entropy, Complexity, Probabilistic Verification}
}
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Model Checking Concurrent Programs with Nondeterminism and Randomization

Authors: Rohit Chadha, A. Prasad Sistla, and Mahesh Viswanathan

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 8, IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2010)


Abstract
For concurrent probabilistic programs having process-level nondeterminism, it is often necessary to restrict the class of schedulers that resolve nondeterminism to obtain sound and precise model checking algorithms. In this paper, we introduce two classes of schedulers called view consistent and locally Markovian schedulers and consider the model checking problem of concurrent, probabilistic programs under these alternate semantics. Specifically, given a B\"{u}chi automaton $Spec$, a threshold $x$ in $[0,1]$, and a concurrent program $P$, the model checking problem asks if the measure of computations of $P$ that satisfy $Spec$ is at least $x$, under all view consistent (or locally Markovian) schedulers. We give precise complexity results for the model checking problem (for different classes of B\"{u}chi automata specifications) and contrast it with the complexity under the standard semantics that considers all schedulers.

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Rohit Chadha, A. Prasad Sistla, and Mahesh Viswanathan. Model Checking Concurrent Programs with Nondeterminism and Randomization. In IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2010). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 8, pp. 364-375, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2010)


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@InProceedings{chadha_et_al:LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2010.364,
  author =	{Chadha, Rohit and Sistla, A. Prasad and Viswanathan, Mahesh},
  title =	{{Model Checking Concurrent Programs with Nondeterminism and  Randomization}},
  booktitle =	{IARCS Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2010)},
  pages =	{364--375},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-23-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2010},
  volume =	{8},
  editor =	{Lodaya, Kamal and Mahajan, Meena},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2010.364},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-28788},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2010.364},
  annote =	{Keywords: view consistent scheduler, locally Markovian scheduler, model-checking, probabilistic program}
}
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