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EPMC - (An Extendible Probabilistic Model Checker, previously known as IscasMC)

EPMC is a successor of the model checker IscasMC which only focuses on PLTL model checking over MDP.

Compared to IscasMC, EPMC supports a richer set of probabilistic models including

  • Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMCs)
  • Markov Decision Processes (MDPs)
  • Continuous Time Markov Chains (CTMCs)
  • Stochastic Multi-player games (SMGs)
  • Probabilistic Parity Games (PPGs)

All input models can be in the PRISM format and JANI format.

EPMC implemented the supports for

  • PCTL
  • PLTL
  • PCTL*
  • CSL (in progress)
  • Transient Properties (in progress)
  • Expected Rewards (in progress)

The main characteristics of EPMC are the high modularity of the tool, the possibility to extend EPMC with plugins to add new functionalities, and its availability on multiple platforms. EPMC achieves its flexibility by an infrastructure that consists of a minimal core part and multiple plugins that is very convenient to develop a new model checker based on the core parts of EPMC.

EPMC is mainly developed in Java, but accesses a few libraries written in C/C++ to increase performance or to access well established legacy code. Its graphical user interface (GUI) is a single static webpage. The GUI communicates with the backend, where core functions (like model checking) and high-privilege operations (like file I/O) are realised.

Please follow our wiki documentations to build and use ePMC.