You assume, we guarantee: Methodology and case studies

T.A. Henzinger, S. Qadeer, S. Rajamani, in:, Springer, 1998, pp. 440–451.

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Assume-guarantee reasoning has long been advertised as an important method for decomposing proof obligations in system verification. Refinement mappings (homomorphisms) have long been advertised as an important method for solving the language-inclusion problem in practice. When confronted with large verification problems, we therefore attempted to make use of both techniques. We soon found that rather than offering instant solutions, the success of assume-guarantee reasoning depends critically on the construction of suitable abstraction modules, and the success of refinement checking depends critically on the construction of suitable witness modules. Moreover, as abstractions need to be witnessed, and witnesses abstracted, the process must be iterated. We present here the main lessons we learned from our experiments, in limn of a systematic and structured discipline for the compositional verification of reactive modules. An infrastructure to support this discipline, and automate parts of the verification, has been implemented in the tool Mocha.
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1998-01-01
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This work is supported in part by ONR YIP award N00014-95-1-0520, by NSF CAREER award CCR-9501708, by NSF grant CCR-9504469, by ARO MURI grant DAAH-04-96-1-0341, and by the SRC contract 97-DC-324.041.
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1427
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440 - 451
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CAV: Computer Aided Verification
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Henzinger TA, Qadeer S, Rajamani S. You assume, we guarantee: Methodology and case studies. In: Vol 1427. Springer; 1998:440-451. doi: 10.1007/BFb0028765
Henzinger, T. A., Qadeer, S., & Rajamani, S. (1998). You assume, we guarantee: Methodology and case studies (Vol. 1427, pp. 440–451). Presented at the CAV: Computer Aided Verification, Springer. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/BFb0028765
Henzinger, Thomas A, Shaz Qadeer, and Sriram Rajamani. “You Assume, We Guarantee: Methodology and Case Studies,” 1427:440–51. Springer, 1998. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/BFb0028765.
T. A. Henzinger, S. Qadeer, and S. Rajamani, “You assume, we guarantee: Methodology and case studies,” presented at the CAV: Computer Aided Verification, 1998, vol. 1427, pp. 440–451.
Henzinger TA, Qadeer S, Rajamani S. 1998. You assume, we guarantee: Methodology and case studies. CAV: Computer Aided Verification, LNCS, vol. 1427. 440–451.
Henzinger, Thomas A., et al. You Assume, We Guarantee: Methodology and Case Studies. Vol. 1427, Springer, 1998, pp. 440–51, doi: 10.1007/BFb0028765.

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