Composing Modal Properties of Programs with Procedures
2009 (English)In: Electronical Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, ISSN 1571-0661, Vol. 203, no 7, 87-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In component based software design, formal reasoning about programs has to be compositional, allowing global, program-wide properties to be inferred from the properties of its components. The present paper addresses the problem of compositional verification of behavioural control flow properties of sequential programs with procedures, expressed in a modal logic. We use as a starting point a maximal model based method previously developed by the authors, which assumes the local properties to be structural (rather than behavioural). To handle local behavioural properties, we propose the combination of the above method with a translation from behavioural properties to sets of structural ones. The present paper presents a direct solution for the logic, and prepares the ground for a translation for the considerably more expressive logic obtained by adding greatest fixed-point recursion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 203, no 7, 87-101 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50771DOI: 10.1016/j.entcs.2009.03.028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-63049111486OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-50771DiVA: diva2:462645
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