Publication detail

Counterexample Analysis in Abstract Regular Tree Model Checking of Complex Dynamic Data Structures

HOLÍK, L. ROGALEWICZ, A.

Original Title

Counterexample Analysis in Abstract Regular Tree Model Checking of Complex Dynamic Data Structures

English Title

Counterexample Analysis in Abstract Regular Tree Model Checking of Complex Dynamic Data Structures

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

We focus in details on the use of abstract regular tree model checking (ARTMC) within a successful method for verification of programs with dynamic data structures. The method is based on a use of a set of transducers to describe the behaviour of the verified system. But the ARTMC method was originally developed for systems of one transducer only and its generalization to several ones was supposed to be straightforward. Although this straightforward generalization (used in a prototype  implementation) works well in a number of examples, the counterexample analysis is in general unreliable and can cause infinite looping of the tool as we demonstrate on a simple example containing an erroneous pointer manipulation. Therefore we propose a new  algorithm used for a counterexample analysis and we prove its correctness.

English abstract

We focus in details on the use of abstract regular tree model checking (ARTMC) within a successful method for verification of programs with dynamic data structures. The method is based on a use of a set of transducers to describe the behaviour of the verified system. But the ARTMC method was originally developed for systems of one transducer only and its generalization to several ones was supposed to be straightforward. Although this straightforward generalization (used in a prototype  implementation) works well in a number of examples, the counterexample analysis is in general unreliable and can cause infinite looping of the tool as we demonstrate on a simple example containing an erroneous pointer manipulation. Therefore we propose a new  algorithm used for a counterexample analysis and we prove its correctness.

Keywords

Formal verification, Regular tree model checking, shape analysis,

RIV year

2007

Released

26.10.2007

Publisher

Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc.

Location

Znojmo

ISBN

978-80-7355-077-6

Book

Third Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (MEMICS 2007)

Pages from

59

Pages to

66

Pages count

8

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT25361,
  author="Lukáš {Holík} and Adam {Rogalewicz}",
  title="Counterexample Analysis in Abstract Regular Tree Model Checking of Complex Dynamic Data Structures",
  annote="We focus in details on the use of abstract regular tree model checking (ARTMC)
within a successful method for verification of programs with dynamic data
structures. The method is based on a use of a set of transducers to describe the
behaviour of the verified system. But the ARTMC method was originally developed
for systems of one transducer only and its generalization to several ones was
supposed to be straightforward. Although this straightforward generalization
(used in a prototype  implementation) works well in a number of examples, the
counterexample analysis is in general unreliable and can cause infinite looping
of the tool as we demonstrate on a simple example containing an erroneous pointer
manipulation. Therefore we propose a new  algorithm used for a counterexample
analysis and we prove its correctness.",
  address="Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc.",
  booktitle="Third Doctoral Workshop on Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (MEMICS 2007)",
  chapter="25361",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc.",
  year="2007",
  month="october",
  pages="59--66",
  publisher="Ing. Zdeněk Novotný, CSc.",
  type="conference paper"
}