TY - BOOK
AU - Hermanns,Holger
ED - SpringerLink (Online service)
TI - Interactive Markov Chains: And the Quest for Quantified Quality
T2 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
SN - 9783540458043
AV - QA273.A1-274.9
U1 - 519.2 23
PY - 2002///
CY - Berlin, Heidelberg
PB - Springer Berlin Heidelberg
KW - Mathematics
KW - Computer system failures
KW - Software engineering
KW - Computers
KW - Computer logic
KW - Mathematical statistics
KW - Probabilities
KW - Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
KW - Software Engineering
KW - Logics and Meanings of Programs
KW - System Performance and Evaluation
KW - Computation by Abstract Devices
KW - Probability and Statistics in Computer Science
N1 - Interactive Processes -- Markov Chains -- Interactive Markov Chains -- Algebra of Interactive Markov Chains -- Interactive Markov Chains in Practice -- Conclusion -- Proofs for Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 -- Proofs for Chapter 5
N2 - Markov Chains are widely used as stochastic models to study a broad spectrum of system performance and dependability characteristics. This monograph is devoted to compositional specification and analysis of Markov chains. Based on principles known from process algebra, the author systematically develops an algebra of interactive Markov chains. By presenting a number of distinguishing results, of both theoretical and practical nature, the author substantiates the claim that interactive Markov chains are more than just another formalism: Among other, an algebraic theory of interactive Markov chains is developed, devise algorithms to mechanize compositional aggregation are presented, and state spaces of several million states resulting from the study of an ordinary telefone system are analyzed
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45804-2
ER -