Optimizing Epistemic Model Checking Using Conditional Independence (Extended Abstract)

Ron van der Meyden
(UNSW Sydney, Australia )

This paper shows that conditional independence reasoning can be applied to optimize epistemic model checking, in which one verifies that a model for a number of agents operating with imperfect information satisfies a formula expressed in a modal multi-agent logic of knowledge. The optimization has been implemented in the epistemic model checker MCK. The paper reports experimental results demonstrating that it can yield multiple orders of magnitude performance improvements.

In Jérôme Lang: Proceedings Sixteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2017), Liverpool, UK, 24-26 July 2017, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 251, pp. 398–414.
Published: 25th July 2017.

ArXived at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.251.29 bibtex PDF
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