IA159 Formal Verification Methods

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jan Strejček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jan Strejček, Ph.D.
Tue 8:00–9:50 A107
IA006 Automata theory
It is recommended to attend courses IA040 and IV113 before registering this course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and explain principles of basic formal verification methods, namely model checking methods, reachability analysis, abstract interpretations, and theorem proving;
make reasoned decisions about suitability of various methods for verification of specific systems;
  • Overview of formal verification methods.
  • Software testing.
  • Deductive verification methods (theorem proving).
  • LTL model checking of finite and infinite-state systems.
  • State explosion problem, partial order reduction, abstraction.
  • Counter-example guided abstraction refinement.
  • Static analysis, abstract interpretation.
  • Verification tools.
  • PELED, Doron A. Software reliability methods. New York: Springer, 2001. xix, 331. ISBN 0387951067. info
  • GRUMBERG, Orna, Doron A. PELED and E. M. CLARKE. Model checking. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. xiv, 314. ISBN 0262032708. info
  • Model-Based Testing, http://www.goldpractices.com/practices/mbt/
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oral exam
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The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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