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Model checking infinite-state systems in CLP

Delzanno, Giorgio and Podelski, Andreas

July 1998, 44 pages.

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The verification of safety and liveness properties for infinite-state systems is an important research problem. Can the well-established concepts and the existing technology for programming over constraints as first-class data structures contribute to this research? The work reported in this paper is a starting point for the experimental evaluation of constraint logic programming as a conceptual basis and practical implementation platform for model checking. We have implemented an automated verification method in CLP using real and boolean constraints. We have used the method on a number of infinite-state systems that model concurrent programs using integers or buffers. The basis of the correctness of our implementation is a formal connection between CLP programs and the formalism used for specifying concurrent systems.

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  AUTHOR = {Delzanno, Giorgio and Podelski, Andreas},
  TITLE = {Model checking infinite-state systems in CLP},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-98-2-012},
  MONTH = {July},
  YEAR = {1998},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},