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Graph Based Reduction of Program Verification Conditions

Jean-François Couchot 1 Alain Giorgetti 1 Nicolas Stouls 2 
1 CASSIS - Combination of approaches to the security of infinite states systems
FEMTO-ST - Franche-Comté Électronique Mécanique, Thermique et Optique - Sciences et Technologies (UMR 6174), Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - FM - Department of Formal Methods
2 AMAZONES - Ambient Middleware Architectures: Service-Oriented, Networked, Efficient and Secured
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : Increasing the automaticity of proofs in deductive verification of C programs is a challenging task. When applied to industrial C programs known heuristics to generate simpler verification conditions are not efficient enough. This is mainly due to their size and a high number of irrelevant hypotheses. This work presents a strategy to reduce program verification conditions by selecting their relevant hypotheses. The relevance of a hypothesis is determined by the combination of a syntactic analysis and two graph traversals. The first graph is labeled by constants and the second one by the predicates in the axioms. The approach is applied on a benchmark arising in industrial program verification.
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  • HAL Id : inria-00402204, version 1
  • ARXIV : 0907.1357


Jean-François Couchot, Alain Giorgetti, Nicolas Stouls. Graph Based Reduction of Program Verification Conditions. Automated Formal Methods (AFM'09), colocated with CAV'09, Hassen Saïdi and N. Shankar, Jun 2009, Grenoble, France. pp.40--47. ⟨inria-00402204⟩



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