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Challenges in Quantitative Abstractions for Collective Adaptive Systems

Authors
  • Tribastone, Mirco
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 08, 2016
Submission Date
Jul 08, 2016
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4204/EPTCS.217.8
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

Like with most large-scale systems, the evaluation of quantitative properties of collective adaptive systems is an important issue that crosscuts all its development stages, from design (in the case of engineered systems) to runtime monitoring and control. Unfortunately it is a difficult problem to tackle in general, due to the typically high computational cost involved in the analysis. This calls for the development of appropriate quantitative abstraction techniques that preserve most of the system's dynamical behaviour using a more compact representation. This paper focuses on models based on ordinary differential equations and reviews recent results where abstraction is achieved by aggregation of variables, reflecting on the shortcomings in the state of the art and setting out challenges for future research.

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