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Infinite state model checking by abstract interpretation and program specialisation
 LogicBased Program Synthesis and Transformation. Proceedings of LOPSTR’99, LNCS 1817
, 2000
"... Abstract. We illustrate the use of logic programming techniques for finite model checking of CTL formulae. We present a technique for infinite state model checking of safety properties based upon logic program specialisation and analysis techniques. The power of the approach is illustrated on severa ..."
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Abstract. We illustrate the use of logic programming techniques for finite model checking of CTL formulae. We present a technique for infinite state model checking of safety properties based upon logic program specialisation and analysis techniques. The power of the approach is illustrated on several examples. For that, the efficient tools logen and ecce are used. We discuss how this approach has to be extended to handle more complicated infinite state systems and to handle arbitrary CTL formulae. 1
Homeomorphic Embedding for Online Termination
 STATIC ANALYSIS. PROCEEDINGS OF SAS’98, LNCS 1503
, 1998
"... Recently wellquasi orders in general, and homeomorphic embedding in particular, have gained popularity to ensure the termination of program analysis, specialisation and transformation techniques. In this paper, ..."
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Recently wellquasi orders in general, and homeomorphic embedding in particular, have gained popularity to ensure the termination of program analysis, specialisation and transformation techniques. In this paper,
Coverability of reset Petri nets and other wellstructured transition systems by partial deduction
 Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Logic (CL’2000), LNAI 1861
, 2000
"... Abstract. In recent work it has been shown that infinite state model checking can be performed by a combination of partial deduction of logic programs and abstract interpretation. It has also been shown that partial deduction is powerful enough to mimic certain algorithms to decide coverability prop ..."
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Abstract. In recent work it has been shown that infinite state model checking can be performed by a combination of partial deduction of logic programs and abstract interpretation. It has also been shown that partial deduction is powerful enough to mimic certain algorithms to decide coverability properties of Petri nets. These algorithms are forward algorithms and hard to scale up to deal with more complicated systems. Recently, it has been proposed to use a backward algorithm scheme instead. This scheme is applicable to so–called well–structured transition systems and was successfully used, e.g., to solve coverability problems for reset Petri nets. In this paper, we discuss how partial deduction can mimic many of these backward algorithms as well. We prove this link in particular for reset Petri nets and Petri nets with transfer and doubling arcs. We thus establish a surprising link between algorithms in Petri net theory and program specialisation, and also shed light on the power of using logic program specialisation for infinite state model checking. 1
Solving Coverability Problems of Petri Nets by Partial Deduction
 Proceedings of PPDP’2000
, 2000
"... In recent work it has been shown that infinite state model checking can be performed by a combination of partial deduction of logic programs and abstract interpretation. This paper focuses on a particular class of problems  coverability for (infinite state) Petri nets  and shows how existing tech ..."
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In recent work it has been shown that infinite state model checking can be performed by a combination of partial deduction of logic programs and abstract interpretation. This paper focuses on a particular class of problems  coverability for (infinite state) Petri nets  and shows how existing techniques and tools for declarative programs can be successfully applied. In particular, we show that a restricted form of partial deduction is already powerful enough to decide all coverability properties of Petri Nets. We also prove that two particular instances of partial deduction exactly compute the KarpMiller tree as well as Finkel's minimal coverability set. We thus establish a link between algorithms for Petri nets and logic program specialisation.
Principles of Inverse Computation and the Universal Resolving Algorithm
 IN THE ESSENCE OF COMPUTATION: COMPLEXITY, ANALYSIS, TRANSFORMATION
, 2002
"... We survey fundamental concept in inverse programming and present the Universal Resolving Algorithm (URA), an algorithm for inverse computation in a firstorder, functional programming language. We discusst he principles behind the algorithm, including a threestep approach based on the notion of a p ..."
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We survey fundamental concept in inverse programming and present the Universal Resolving Algorithm (URA), an algorithm for inverse computation in a firstorder, functional programming language. We discusst he principles behind the algorithm, including a threestep approach based on the notion of a perfect process tree, and demonstrate our implementation with several examples. We explaint he idea of a semantics modifier for inverse computation which allows us to perform inverse computation in other programming languages via interpreters.
Inductive theorem proving by program specialisation: Generating proofs for Isabelle using Ecce (invited talk
 Proceedings LOPSTR’03, LNCS 3018
, 2004
"... Abstract. In this paper we discuss the similarities between program specialisation and inductive theorem proving, and then show how program specialisation can be used to perform inductive theorem proving. We then study this relationship in more detail for the particular problem of verifying infinite ..."
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Abstract. In this paper we discuss the similarities between program specialisation and inductive theorem proving, and then show how program specialisation can be used to perform inductive theorem proving. We then study this relationship in more detail for the particular problem of verifying infinite state systems in order to establish a clear link between program specialisation and inductive theorem proving. Indeed, Ecce is a program specialisation system which can be used to automatically generate abstractions for the model checking of infinite state systems. We show that to verify the abstractions generated by Ecce we may employ the proof assistant Isabelle. Thereby Ecce is used to generate the specification, hypotheses and proof script in Isabelle’s theory format. Then, in many cases, Isabelle can automatically execute these proof scripts and thereby verify the soundness of Ecce’s abstraction. In this work we focus on the specification and verification of Petri nets. 1
Reachability Analysis in Verification via Supercompilation
, 2008
"... We present an approach to verification of parameterized systems, which is based on program transformation technique known as supercompilation. In this approach the statements about safety properties of a system to be verified are translated into the statements about properties of the program that si ..."
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We present an approach to verification of parameterized systems, which is based on program transformation technique known as supercompilation. In this approach the statements about safety properties of a system to be verified are translated into the statements about properties of the program that simulates and tests the system. The supercompilation is used then to establish the required properties of the program. In this paper we show that reachability analysis performed by supercompilation can be seen as the proof of a correctness condition by induction. We formulate suitable induction principles and proof strategies and illustrate their use by examples of verification of parameterized protocols.
The Ecce and Logen Partial Evaluators and Their Web Interfaces
 In Proc. of PEPM’06
, 2006
"... We present ECCE and LOGEN, two partial evaluators for Prolog using the online and offline approach respectively. We briefly present the foundations of these tools and discuss various applications. We also present new implementations of these tools, carried out in Ciao Prolog. In addition to a comma ..."
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We present ECCE and LOGEN, two partial evaluators for Prolog using the online and offline approach respectively. We briefly present the foundations of these tools and discuss various applications. We also present new implementations of these tools, carried out in Ciao Prolog. In addition to a commandline interface new userfriendly web interfaces were developed. These enable nonexpert users to specialise logic programs using a web browser, without the need for a local installation.
Logic programming and partial deduction for the verification of reactive systems: An experimental evaluation
 University of Birmingham
, 2002
"... Abstract. In earlier work it has been shown that finite state CTL model checking of reactive systems can be achieved by a relatively simple interpreter written in tabled logic programming. This approach is flexible in the sense that various specification formalisms can be easily targeted (e.g., Petr ..."
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Abstract. In earlier work it has been shown that finite state CTL model checking of reactive systems can be achieved by a relatively simple interpreter written in tabled logic programming. This approach is flexible in the sense that various specification formalisms can be easily targeted (e.g., Petri nets, CSP,...). Moreover, infinite state CTL model checking can be performed by analysing this interpreter using a combination of partial deduction and abstract interpretation. It has also been shown that this approach is powerful enough to decide coverability properties of various kinds of Petri nets. In this ongoing work, we are empirically evaluating these approaches on various case studies of finite, parameterised and infinite systems. For finite state systems, we show how our approach and tool compares to standard tools for finite state model checking For parameterised or infinite state model checking, we are comparing our results with, e.g., XMC, Hytech. 1
Generating inductive verification proofs for Isabelle using the partial evaluator Ecce
, 2002
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Generating inductive verification proofs for Isabelle using