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 ROCKS Workshop 2022

 ROCKS Workshop 2022

ROCKS: Rigorous dependability analysis using model checking techniques for stochastic systems

The 2022 ROCKS workshop took place in May 2022 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, hosted by Radboud University.


The workshop's programme spans two afternoons and two mornings in total. It consists of long talks (of 20 minutes plus 5 questions, indicated by an "L" in the schedule below,), medium-length talks (of 10 minutes plus 2 questions, indicated by an "M"), and short talks (of 5 minutes plus one question, indicated by an "S").

Wednesday, May 18
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome
13:45 – 15:30 Introduction Round
S Introducing the DCCS Group at UniBw Munich
Markus Siegle (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
M The Variance-Penalized Stochastic Shortest Path Problem
Jakob Piribauer (Technische Universität Dresden)
L Sampling-Based Verification of CTMCs with Uncertain Rates
Thom Badings (Radboud University)
L Hey, Look! A Quantitative Intermediate Verification Language!
Philipp Schroer (RWTH Aachen University)
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 1
M Disambiguating Nondeterministic Automata Using Alternation
Simon Jantsch (Technische Universität Dresden)
S My 𝒪 is bigger than yours. Do you really want this?
Holger Hermanns (Saarland University)
L Quantitative Strongest Post
Benjamin Kaminski (Saarland University)
Thursday, May 19
09:00 – 10:30 Session 2
M Your program diverges? Follow my rule!
Mingshuai Chen (RWTH Aachen University)
S Automated Verification of Sensitivity Properties for Probabilistic Programs
Christoph Matheja (Technical University of Denmark)
S Automatic Source Code Level Verification of Probabilistic Programs
Kevin Batz (RWTH Aachen University)
S Semantics for Bayesian Networks with Cycles
Nikolai Käfer (Technische Universität Dresden)
L Solving All Kinds of Simple Stochastic Games
Maximilian Weininger (Technical University of Munich)
S Guaranteed Trade-Offs in Dynamic Information Flow Tracking Games
Kush Grover (Technical University of Munich)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Session 2
L Backwards Reachability for Probabilistic Timed Automata: A Replication Report
Bram Kohlen (University of Twente)
L Maximising Reachability Probabilities in Rectangular Automata with Random Clocks
Joanna Delicaris (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
S Predictive Maintenance
Mariëlle Stoelinga (University of Twente)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 4
L Cost-Damage Analysis of Attack Trees
Milan Lopuhaä-Zwakenberg (University of Twente)
S Decision-Making and Learning under Uncertainty
Marnix Suilen (Radboud University)
S Learning Fault Trees by Exploiting Modules and Symmetries
Matthias Volk (University of Twente)
S Learning that Grid Convenience Does Not Hurt Resilience
Mathis Niehage (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
S Training and Transferring Safe Policies in Reinforcement Learning
Thiago D. Simão (Radboud University)
S Probably Correct Neural Network Policies for POMDPs
Nils Jansen (Radboud University)
L Deep Verification of pseuCo Programs for Teaching
Felix Freiberger (Saarland University)
15:00 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 5
S Semantic-Based Abstraction of Neural Networks
Stefanie Mohr (Technical University of Munich)
M Habitual MDP Strategy Synthesis Under Resource Constraints
Patrick Wienhöft (Technische Universität Dresden)
L Automatically Finding the Right Probabilities in Bayesian Networks
Bahare Salmani (RWTH Aachen University)
L Reasoning About Fault Trees, with Logic!
Stefano Nicoletti (University of Twente)
S Almost-Sure Reachability in MEMDPs
Marck van der Vegt (Radboud University)
S Momba: A 🦀 Approach to Modeling with 🐍
Maximilian Köhl (Saarland University)
Friday, May 20
09:00 – 10:30 Session 6
L On the Road with RTLola – Testing Real Driving Emissions on Your Phone
Sebastian Biewer (Saarland University)
M Reasoning On Causality in Konfigurable Systems
Clemens Dubslaff (Technische Universität Dresden)
M Probabilistic Causality in Markovian Models
Robin Ziemek (Technische Universität Dresden)
L The Beauty of Inverses – Rationalize Infinity
Lutz Klinkenberg (RWTH Aachen University)
S Safety-Security Interactions via Decision Bayesian Networks
Christina Kolb (University of Twente)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:50 Session 7
L Structural and Behavioral Properties of SPA
Amin Soltanieh (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
L Delay Propagation in Railway Networks
Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen University)
11:50 – 12:00 Closing
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch


The workshop's venue is easy to reach by train via station Nijmegen Lent on the line connecting Nijmegen and Arnhem. The most convenient nearby airport is Amsterdam Schiphol, from which Nijmegen Lent station can be reached by train in approx. 100 minutes.

Previous ROCKS

Previous post-project ROCKS workshops took place in Münster 2017 and in Freising 2018. The 2020 workshop in Saarbrücken had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 at the time.