TY - GEN

T1 - Strong, weak and branching bisimulation for transition systems and Markov reward chains: A unifying matrix approach

AU - Trcka, N.

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - We first study labeled transition systems with explicit successful termination. We establish the notions of strong, weak, and branching bisimulation in terms of boolean matrix theory, introducing thus a novel and powerful algebraic apparatus. Next we consider Markov reward chains which are standardly presented in real matrix theory. By interpreting the obtained matrix conditions for bisimulations in this setting, we automatically obtain the definitions of strong, weak, and branching bisimulation for Markov reward chains. The obtained strong and weak bisimulations are shown to coincide with some existing notions, while the obtained branching bisimulation is new, but its usefulness is questionable.

AB - We first study labeled transition systems with explicit successful termination. We establish the notions of strong, weak, and branching bisimulation in terms of boolean matrix theory, introducing thus a novel and powerful algebraic apparatus. Next we consider Markov reward chains which are standardly presented in real matrix theory. By interpreting the obtained matrix conditions for bisimulations in this setting, we automatically obtain the definitions of strong, weak, and branching bisimulation for Markov reward chains. The obtained strong and weak bisimulations are shown to coincide with some existing notions, while the obtained branching bisimulation is new, but its usefulness is questionable.

U2 - 10.4204/EPTCS.13.5

DO - 10.4204/EPTCS.13.5

M3 - Conference contribution

T3 - Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science

SP - 55

EP - 66

BT - Proceedings First Workshop on Quantitative Formal Methods: Theory and Applications (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 3, 2009)

A2 - Andova, S.

A2 - McIver, A.

A2 - D'Argenio, P.

A2 - Cuijpers, P.J.L.

A2 - Markovski, J.

A2 - Morgan, C.

A2 - Núñez, M.

ER -