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Program Specialization for Verifying Infinite State Systems: An Experimental Evaluation

Fioravanti, Fabio and Pettorossi, Alberto and Proietti, Maurizio and Senni, Valerio Program Specialization for Verifying Infinite State Systems: An Experimental Evaluation. In: Logic-Based Program Synthesis and Transformation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6564). Springer, pp. 164-183. ISBN 978-3-642-20550-7 (2011)

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We address the problem of the automated verification of temporal properties of infinite state reactive systems. We present some improvements of a verification method based on the specialization of constraint logic programs (CLP). First, we reformulate the verification method as a two-phase procedure: (1) in the first phase a CLP specification of an infinite state system is specialized with respect to the initial state of the system and the temporal property to be verified, and (2) in the second phase the specialized program is evaluated by using a bottom-up strategy. In this paper we propose some new strategies for performing program specialization during the first phase. We evaluate the effectiveness of these new strategies, as well as that of some old strategies, by presenting the results of experiments performed on several infinite state systems and temporal properties. Finally, we compare the implementation of our specialization-based verification method with various constraint-based model checking tools. The experimental results show that our method is effective and competitive with respect to the methods used in those other tools.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-20551-4_11
Additional Information: 20th International Symposium, LOPSTR 2010, Hagenberg, Austria, July 23-25, 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temporal logic; Web services; Client-server systems; Decidability; Model checking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Users 40 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 13:23
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 12:56
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1358

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