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Multiple pre/post specifications for heap-manipulating methods.

Chin, W.-N. and David, C. and Nguyen, H. H. and Qin, S. (2007) 'Multiple pre/post specifications for heap-manipulating methods.', in IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering : 14-16 November 2007, Dallas, Texas ; proceedings.. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE, pp. 357-364.

Abstract

Automated verification plays an important role for high assurance software. This typically uses a pair of pre/post conditions as a formal (but possibly partial) specification of each method before it is systematically verified. In this paper, we advocate for multiple pairs of pre/post conditions to be associated with each method which provides a way for such specification to be used in more scenarios. Multiple pre/post specifications are important for heap-manipulating programs where they can be precisely expressed using separation logic. This work highlights the importance of multiple pre/post specifications, and a methodology to capture them via set of states during proof search.

Item Type:Book chapter
Full text:PDF - Published Version (107Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HASE.2007.19
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Record Created:17 Nov 2009 12:05
Last Modified:08 Nov 2010 12:27

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