CSL Model Checking for Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets

D. Cerotti, S. Donatelli, A. Horváth, J. Sproston


This paper presents a Continuous Stochastic Logic (CSL) model-checking algorithm for Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets (GSPNs). CSL is a temporal logic defined over Continuous Time Markov Chains (CTMCs). GSPNs are a class of Stochastic Petri Nets in which sojourn times in states are either exponentially distributed (tangible states) or deterministically zero (vanishing states). Although vanishing states have zero probabilities, they can be relevant for the definition of system properties expressed as CSL formulae: the semantics of CSL is therefore modified accordingly. The paper then shows how the set of GSPN states which satisfy a CSL formula can be computed through the solution of CTMCs produced from a series of embedded Discrete Time Markov Chains modified according to the formula being checked.


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András Horváth, 2008-06-25