MCMAS: an open-source model checker for the verification of multi-agent systems

Lomuscio, Alessio and Qu, Hongyang and Raimondi, Franco (2017) MCMAS: an open-source model checker for the verification of multi-agent systems. International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 19 (1). pp. 9-30. ISSN 1433-2779

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Abstract

We present MCMAS, a model checker for the verification of multi-agent systems. MCMAS supports efficient symbolic techniques for the verification of multi-agent systems against specifications representing temporal, epistemic and strategic properties. We present the underlying semantics of the specification language supported and the algorithms implemented in MCMAS, including its fairness and counterexample generation features. We provide a detailed description of the implementation. We illustrate its use by discussing a number of examples and evaluate its performance by comparing it against other model checkers for multi-agent systems on a common case study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First published online: 26 April 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 15936
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Depositing User: Franco Raimondi
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 15:42
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:22
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15936

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