Automatic Verification

  • Doron A. Peled
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


Fully automated verification of software is certainly a very desirable goal: one would like to have a tool that accepts the inspected software, together with its specification, as input; the tool would check, without any human intervention, whether the given software satisfies its specification. However, from computability theory (see Section 2), we know that we cannot expect to build such a tool for a broad enough class of programs. Nevertheless, the theoretical restriction must not stop us from seeking a practical solution for checking the correctness of software.


Model Check Safety Property Propositional Variable Model Check Algorithm Model Check Tool 
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Further Reading

  1. E. M. Clarke, O. Grumberg, D. A. Peled, Model Checking, MIT Press 1999.Google Scholar
  2. R. P. Kurshan, Computer Aided Verification of Coordinating Processes: the Automata-Theoretic Approach, Princeton University Press, 1995.Google Scholar
  3. K. L. McMillan, Symbolic Model Checking, Kluwer Academic Press, 1993.Google Scholar
  4. Ch. Meinel, Th. Theobald, Algorithms and Data Structures in VLSI Design, Springer-Verlag, 1998.Google Scholar

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© Lucent Technologies 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doron A. Peled
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  1. 1.Computing SciencesBell Labs/Lucent TechnologiesMurray HillUSA

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