The 33 revised full papers presented together with one invited paper and two short tool descriptions were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 107 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on software and formal methods, formal methods, timed and hybrid systems, infinite and parameterized systems, diagnostic and test generation, efficient model checking, model-checking tools, symbolic model checking, visual tools, and verification of critical systems.
The 48 full papers, 4 tool demonstration papers, and 12 software competition papers presented in these volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 181 submissions to TACAS and 32 submissions to the software competition. They were organized in topical sections named: verification techniques; learning; synthesis; automata; concurrency and bisimulation; hybrid systems; security; run-time verification and logic; quantitative systems; SAT and SMT; and SV COMP.
Based on principles known from process algebra, the author systematically develops an algebra of interactive Markov chains. By presenting a number of distinguishing results, of both theoretical and practical nature, the author substantiates the claim that interactive Markov chains are more than just another formalism: Among other, an algebraic theory of interactive Markov chains is developed, devise algorithms to mechanize compositional aggregation are presented, and state spaces of several million states resulting from the study of an ordinary telefone system are analyzed.