Tutorial on Parametric Verification (A tutorial of Petri Nets 2017)

by MichaƂ Knapik, May 2, 2017

Tutorial on Parametric Verification: Call for Participation. A tutorial of Petri Nets 2017, focused on synthesis and analysis of parameters of parameterised formal models such as Parametric Petri Nets or Parametric Timed Automata.

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                   Call for Participation                     
             Tutorial on Parametric Verification               
               (A tutorial of Petri Nets 2017)                 
                 Tuesday, the 27th of June 2017                   
                       Zaragoza, Spain                         
Modelling languages such as Petri Nets or Timed Automata allow for designing critical systems and model-checking their expected properties. However, all characteristics of the system under construction may not be known in advance. The nature of such unknown parts is manyfold, e.g.: the designer may have the choice of different components with similar behaviour and different timing constraints; there can be an a priori unknown number of identical processes present in the system; some actions can be controlled to be enabled or disabled, have different probabilities of occurring, etc. These situations can be captured by introducing parameters in particular on timings, actions, and probabilities.  
In this tutorial, we focus on such parameterised models and their associated analysis techniques. These allow for tuning the actual values of parameters in order to satisfy expected properties. It also provides the designer with a set of adequate choices w.r.t. what the system should achieve.  
The tutorial will present the underlying theory, the verification approaches, typical applications, and will put these into practice through hands-on sessions using IMITATOR, Romeo, and Spatula tools.  
* Etienne Andre, Universite Paris 13, France  
* Michal Knapik, IPI PAN, Warsaw, Poland  
* Didier Lime, Ecole Centrale, LS2N, Nantes, France  
* Wojciech Penczek, IPI PAN, Warsaw, and UPH Siedlce, Poland  
* Laure Petrucci, Universite Paris 13, France