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[JK17] A. Jovanovic and M. Kwiatkowska. Parameter Synthesis for Probabilistic Timed Automata Using Stochastic Game Abstractions. Theoretical Computer Science. To appear. 2017. [pdf] [bib]
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Abstract. We propose a symbolic method to synthesise optimal values of timing parameters for probabilistic timed automata, in the sense that the probability of reaching some set of states is either maximised or minimised. Our first algorithm, based on forward exploration of the symbolic states, can only guarantee parameter values that correspond to upper (resp. lower) bounds on maximum (resp. minimum) reachability probability. To ensure precise reachability probabilities, we adapt the game-based abstraction re finement method. In the parametric setting, our method is able to determine all the possible maximum or minimum reachability probabilities that arise for different values of timing parameters, and yields optimal valuations represented as a set of symbolic constraints between parameters. We report on a prototype implementation of the algorithm in the Prism model checker and its evaluation on a case study.