IA159 Formal Verification Methods

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2015
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
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Thu 12:00–13:50 B410
IA006 Automata theory
It is recommended to attend courses IA040 Modal and Temporal Logics for Processes and IV113 Introduction to Validation and Verification before registering this course.
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to: understand and explain principles, advantages, and disadvantages of basic formal verification methods, namely model checking methods, symbolic execution, abstract interpretation, and theorem proving;
make reasoned decisions about suitability of various methods for verification of specific systems;
  • Overview of formal verification methods.
  • Deductive verification methods (theorem proving).
  • LTL model checking of finite and infinite-state systems.
  • Abstraction.
  • Counter-example guided abstraction refinement.
  • Bounded model checking.
  • Symbolic execution.
  • 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
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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 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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