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We present SPNP, a powerful GSPN package developed at Duke University. SPNP allows the modeling of complex system behaviors. Advanced constructs are available, such as marking-dependent arc multiplicities, enabling functions, arrays of places or transitions, and subnets; in addition, the full expressive power of the C programming language is available to… (More)

- Gianfranco Ciardo, R. L. Jones, Andrew S. Miner, Radu Siminiceanu
- Computer Performance Evaluation / TOOLS
- 2003

We describe the main features of S m A r T, a software package providing a seamless environment for the logic and probabilistic analysis of complex systems. S m A r T can combine different formalisms in the same modeling study. For the analysis of logical behavior, both explicit and symbolic state-space generation techniques, as well as symbolic CTL… (More)

We discuss how to describe the Markov c hain underlying a generalized stochastic Petri net using Kro-necker operators on smaller matrices. We extend previous approaches by allowing both an extensive type of marking-dependent behavior for the transitions and the presence of immediate synchronizations. The derivation of the results is thoroughly formalized,… (More)

- Gianfranco Ciardo, Kishor S. Trivedi
- Perform. Eval.
- 1993

We present a decomposition approach for the solution of large stochastic reward nets (SRNs) based on the concept of near-independence. The overall model consists of a set of submodels whose interactions are described by an import graph. Each node of the graph corresponds to a parametric SRN submodel and an arc from submodel A to submodel B corresponds to a… (More)

- Gianfranco Ciardo, Gerald Lüttgen, Radu Siminiceanu
- TACAS
- 2001

We present a novel algorithm for generating state spaces of asynchronous systems using Multi–valued Decision Diagrams. In contrast to related work, we encode the next–state function of a system not as a single Boolean function, but as cross–products of integer functions. This permits the application of various iteration strategies to build a system's state… (More)

- Gianfranco Ciardo, Joshua Gluckman, David M. Nicol
- INFORMS Journal on Computing
- 1998

High-level formalisms such as stochastic Petri nets can be used to model complex systems. Analysis of logical and numerical properties of these models often requires the generation and storage of the entire underlying state space. This imposes practical limitations on the types of systems which can be modeled. Because of the vast amount of memory consumed,… (More)

Recent developments in the use of Kronecker algebra for the solution of continuous-time Markov chains (CTMCs), in particular models based on stochastic Petri nets, have increased the size of the systems that can be analyzed using exact numerical methods. We report on the more recent results, and employ them to study a kanban system.

- Gianfranco Ciardo, Reinhard German, Christoph Lindemann
- IEEE Trans. Software Eng.
- 1993

— Stochastic Petri nets (SPNs) with generally distributed firing times can model a large class of systems, but simulation is the only feasible approach for their solution. We explore a hierarchy of SPN classes where modeling power is reduced in exchange for an increasingly efficient solution. Generalized stochastic Petri nets (GSPNs), deterministic and… (More)