Section: New Results
Optimizing CRN robustness
Participants : François Fages, Lucia Nasti, Sylvain Soliman.
In  we present two complementary notions of robustness of a system with respect to a property of its behaviour expressed in temporal logic: first the statistical notion of model robustness to parameter perturbations, defined as its mean functionality; and second, a metric notion of formula satisfaction robustness, defined as the penetration depth in the validity domain of the temporal logic constraints. We show how the formula robustness can be used in BIOCHAM-4 with no extra cost as an objective function in the parameter optimization procedure, to actually improve CRN robustness. We illustrate these unique features with a classical example of the hybrid systems community and provide some performance figures on a model of MAPK signalling with 37 parameters.