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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2012.439
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-36436
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2012/3643/

De Angelis, Emanuele

Software Model Checking by Program Specialization

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Abstract

We introduce a general verification framework based on program specialization to prove properties of the runtime behaviour of imperative programs. Given a program P written in a programming language L and a property phi in a logic M, we can verify that phi holds for P by: (i) writing an interpreter I for L and a semantics S for M in a suitable metalanguage, (ii) specializing I and S with respect to P and phi, and (iii) analysing the specialized program by performing a further specialization. We have instantiated our framework to verify safety properties of a simple imperative language, called SIMP, extended with a nondeterministic choice operator. The method is fully automatic and it has been implemented using the MAP transformation system.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{deangelis:LIPIcs:2012:3643,
  author =	{Emanuele De Angelis},
  title =	{{Software Model Checking by Program Specialization}},
  booktitle =	{Technical Communications of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'12)},
  pages =	{439--444},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-43-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2012},
  volume =	{17},
  editor =	{Agostino Dovier and V{\'i}tor Santos Costa},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2012/3643},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-36436},
  doi =		{http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2012.439},
  annote =	{Keywords: Software model checking, program specialization, constraint logic programming.}
}

Keywords: Software model checking, program specialization, constraint logic programming.
Seminar: Technical Communications of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'12)
Issue date: 2012
Date of publication: 27.07.2012


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