Incremental verification of Owicki/Gries proof outlines using PVS

A.J. Mooij, J.W. Wesselink

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Verifications of parallel programs are frequently based on automated state-space exploration techniques known as model checking. To avoid state-space explosion problems, theorem proving techniques can be used, for example by manually annotating programs with suitable assertions and using these assertions to prove their correctness (e.g. using the Owicki/Gries theory). We propose a method to support assertion-based methods with theorem provers like PVS. Emphasis is on the typical incremental character of assertion-based methods, and on automated strategies for proving correctness of the proof outlines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal methods and software engineering : 7th international conference, ICFEM 2005, Manchester, UK, November 1-4, 2005 : proceedings
EditorsK.K. Lau, R. Banach
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-29797-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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