Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation
International Workshop on
The Third International Workshop on Verification, Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation follows the successful events held in Port Jefferson, NY, USA, October 1997, and in Pisa, Italy, September 1999.
Motivations and Goals
Program verification aims at proving that programs meet their specifications, i.e., that the actual program behaviour coincides with the desired one. Model checking is a specific approach to the verification of temporal properties of reactive and concurrent systems, which has proven successful in the area of finite-state programs. Abstract interpretation is a method for designing and comparing semantics of programs, expressing various types of programs properties; in particular, it has been successfully used to infer run-time program properties that can be valuable to optimize programs. Clearly, among these three methods, there are similarities concerning their goals and their domains of applications. The main goal of the workshop is that of enhancing cross-fertilization among these areas and in this way to clarify their relationships.
Papers are solicited, reporting on the use of techniques for deriving or proving properties of programs and more generally of finite dynamic systems. Contributions examining the relations among the different techniques will be considered particularly interesting. Description of work in progress is also welcome.
Post-conference Proceedings of the Workshop will appear within the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer-Verlag.
Topics include but are not limited to: