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Title: Automated verification of shape, size and bag properties
Authors: Chin, W.-N. 
David, C.
Nguyen, H.H.
Qin, S.
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Chin, W.-N., David, C., Nguyen, H.H., Qin, S. (2007). Automated verification of shape, size and bag properties. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS : 307-317. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In recent years, separation logic has emerged as a contender for formal reasoning of heap-manipulating imperative programs. Recent works have focused on specialised provers that are mostly based on fixed sets of predicates. To improve expressivity, we have proposed a prover that can automatically handle user-defined predicates. These shape predicates allow programmers to describe a wide range of data structures with their associated size properties. In the current work, we shall enhance this prover by providing support for a new type of constraints, namely bag (multiset) constraints. With this extension, we can capture the reachable nodes (or values) inside a heap predicate as a bag constraint. Consequently, we are able to prove properties about the actual values stored inside a data structure. © 2007 IEEE.
Source Title: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, ICECCS
ISBN: 0769528953
DOI: 10.1109/ICECCS.2007.17
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