We survey various notions of probabilistic automata and probabilistic bisimulation, accumulating in an expressiveness hierarchy of probabilistic system types. The aim of this paper is twofold: On the one hand it provides an overview of existing types of probabilistic systems and, on the other hand, it explains the relationship between these models. We overview probabilistic systems with discrete probabilities only. The expressiveness order used to built the hierarchy is defined via the existence of mappings between the corresponding system types that preserve and reflect bisimilarity. Additionally, we discuss parallel composition for the presented types of systems, augmenting the map of probabilistic automata with closedness under this compositional operator.
|Title of host publication||Validation of Stochastic Systems : A Guide to Current Research|
|Editors||C. Baier, xx et al.|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|