The 2019 comparison of tools for the analysis of quantitative formal models (QComp 2019 competition report)

Ernst Moritz Hahn, Arnd Hartmanns, Christian Hensel, Michaela Klauck, Joachim Klein, Jan Kretínský, David Parker, Tim Quatmann, Enno Ruijters, Marcel Steinmetz

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Quantitative formal models capture probabilistic behaviour, real-time aspects, or general continuous dynamics. A number of tools support their automatic analysis with respect to dependability or performance properties. QComp 2019 is the first, friendly competition among such tools. It focuses on stochastic formalisms from Markov chains to probabilistic timed automata specified in the Jani model exchange format, and on probabilistic reachability, expected-reward, and steady-state properties. QComp draws its benchmarks from the new Quantitative Verification Benchmark Set. Participating tools, which include probabilistic model checkers and planners as well as simulation-based tools, are evaluated in terms of performance, versatility, and usability. In this paper, we report on the challenges in setting up a quantitative verification competition, present the results of QComp 2019, summarise the lessons learned, and provide an outlook on the features of the next edition of QComp.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems. TACAS 2019
EditorsD. Beyer, M. Huisman, F. Kordon, B. Steffen
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17502-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17501-6
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Apr 2019
EventTOOLympics at TACAS 2019: 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 Apr 20197 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceTOOLympics at TACAS 2019
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
Internet address

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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