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MoDeST — a modelling and description language for stochastic timed systems. (English) Zbl 1007.68518
De Alfaro, Luca (ed.) et al., Process algebra and probabilistic methods. Performance modelling and verification. Joint international workshop, PAPM-PROBMIV 2001, Aachen, Germany, September 12-14, 2001. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2165, 87-104 (2001).
Summary: This paper presents a modelling language, called MoDeST, for describing the behaviour of discrete event systems. The language combines conventional programming constructs - such as iteration, alternatives, atomic statements, and exception handling - with means to describe complex systems in a compositional manner. In addition, MoDeST incorporates means to describe important phenomena such as non-determinism, probabilistic branching, and hard real-time as well as soft real-time (i.e., stochastic) aspects. The language is influenced by popular and user-friendly specification languages such as Promela, and deals with compositionality in a light-weight process-algebra style. Thus, MoDeST (i) covers a very broad spectrum of modelling concepts, (ii) possesses a rigid, process-algebra style semantics, and (iii) yet provides modern and flexible specification constructs.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0971.00028].

MSC:
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
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