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Structural operational semantics for stochastic and weighted transition systems

Klin, Bartek and Sassone, Vladimiro (2013) Structural operational semantics for stochastic and weighted transition systems Information and Computation, 227, pp. 58-83. (doi:10.1016/j.ic.2013.04.001).

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We introduce weighted GSOS, a general syntactic framework to specify well-behaved transition systems where transitions are equipped with weights coming from a commutative monoid. We prove that weighted bisimilarity is a congruence on systems defined by weighted GSOS specifications. We illustrate the flexibility of the framework by instantiating it to handle some special cases, most notably that of stochastic transition systems. Through examples we provide weighted-GSOS definitions for common stochastic operators in the literature.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 9 April 2013
Published date: June 2013
Keywords: gsos, stochastic systems, rule formats, operational semantics
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 335288
ISSN: 0890-5401
PURE UUID: 5e5582ee-4beb-4318-b735-3ac5f71cf81f

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2012 12:52
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:10

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Author: Bartek Klin
Author: Vladimiro Sassone

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