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Author International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (16th : 2019 : Glasgow, Scotland)

Title Quantitative evaluation of systems : 16th International Conference, QEST 2019, Glasgow, UK, September 10-12, 2019, proceedings / David Parker, Verena Wolf (eds.)
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series LNCS sublibrary: SL1, Theoretical computer science and general issues
Lecture notes in computer science, 1611-3349 ; 11785
LNCS sublibrary. SL 1, Theoretical computer science and general issues
Lecture notes in computer science ; 11785
Contents Intro; Preface; Organization; Contents; Invited Talks; End-User Probabilistic Programming; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background: Spreadsheets and End-User Programming; 1.2 Background: Probabilistic Programming; 1.3 Bringing Probabilistic Programming to the Spreadsheet; 1.4 How Would Probabilistic Programming Help Spreadsheet Users?; 2 Spreadsheet Extensions for Uncertainty; 2.1 Example: Clara's Budget; 2.2 Managing Uncertainty with Uncertain Values; 2.3 Managing Uncertainty with Sheet-Defined Functions; 3 End-User Behaviour with Uncertainty; 3.1 Interview Study; 3.2 Findings
3.3 Confidence Computation3.4 Overview of the Approach; 4 Active Learning; 4.1 Bayes-Adaptive Model; 4.2 Synthesis of Bayes-Adaptive Strategies; 4.3 Bayes-Adaptive Temporal Difference Search; 5 Experiments; 5.1 Setup; 5.2 Results; 6 Conclusions and Future Work; References; Strategy Representation by Decision Trees with Linear Classifiers; 1 Introduction; 2 Stochastic Graph Games and Strategies; 3 Decision Trees and Decision Tree Learning; 4 Decision Trees with Linear Classifiers; 4.1 Linear Classifiers in the Leaf Nodes; 4.2 Splitting Criterion for Small Decision Trees with Classifiers
3.3 The Reachability Property in S and S_U4 Analysis of the Mean MDP; 4.1 Possible Extension, Simplification and Reusability; 4.2 Error Analysis at Implementation -- Comparison of S_ and S_""0362S_; 5 Conclusion; References; Learning and Verification; Bayes-Adaptive Planning for Data-Efficient Verification of Uncertain Markov Decision Processes; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Related Work; 2 Rudiments; 2.1 Markov Decision Processes; 2.2 Strategies; 2.3 Bayesian Reinforcement Learning (Bayesian RL); 2.4 PCTL Properties; 3 Verification and Learning; 3.1 Parameter Synthesis; 3.2 Bayesian Inference
4 Design Implications of the Interview Study5 Conclusions; References; The Logical Path to Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems; 1 Introduction; 2 Challenge; 3 Approach; 4 Summary and Outlook; References; Probabilistic Verification; Model Checking Constrained Markov Reward Models with Uncertainties; 1 Introduction; 2 Preliminaries and Notation; 3 Markov Reward Models; 4 Constrained Markov Reward Models; 5 Analysing Bisimilarity on Constrained MRMs; 6 Model Checking Constrained MRMs; 7 Markov Models with Stochastic Rewards; 8 Conclusion; References
A Modest Approach to Modelling and Checking Markov Automata1 Introduction; 2 Markov Automata; 3 Modelling; 3.1 Modest for Markov Automata; 3.2 Alternative Modelling Languages; 4 Algorithms; 4.1 Untimed and Expected-Reward Properties; 4.2 Time-Bounded Reachability; 4.3 Long-Run Average Rewards; 4.4 Other Verification Problems; 5 Experiments; 5.1 mcsta and Imca; 5.2 mcsta and Storm; 6 Conclusion; References; Finite Approximation of LMPs for Exact Verification of Reachability Properties; 1 Introduction; 2 Preliminaries; 3 The Mean MDP; 3.1 Mean of a Probability Transition; 3.2 From LMP to MDP
Summary This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation Systems, QEST 2019, held in Glasgow, UK, in September 2019. The 17 full papers presented together with 2 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. The papers cover topics in the field of Probabilistic Verification; Learning and Verification; Hybrid Systems; Security; Probabilistic Modelling and Abstraction; and Applications and Tools
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 19, 2019)
Subject Computer networks -- Evaluation -- Congresses.
Computer systems -- Evaluation -- Congresses.
Reliability (Engineering) -- Congresses.
Computer networks -- Evaluation.
Computer systems -- Evaluation.
Reliability (Engineering)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Parker, David, 1977- editor.
Wolf, Verena, 1972- editor.
ISBN 3030302814