Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems

20th International Conference, TACAS 2014, Held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014, Grenoble, France, April 5-13, 2014. Proceedings

  • Erika Ábrahám
  • Klaus Havelund
Conference proceedings TACAS 2014

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54862-8

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8413)

Table of contents (55 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Contribution

    1. Variations on Safety
      Orna Kupferman
      Pages 1-14
  3. Decision Procedures and Their Application in Analysis

    1. Decision Procedures for Flat Array Properties
      Francesco Alberti, Silvio Ghilardi, Natasha Sharygina
      Pages 15-30
    2. SATMC: A SAT-Based Model Checker for Security-Critical Systems
      Alessandro Armando, Roberto Carbone, Luca Compagna
      Pages 31-45
    3. IC3 Modulo Theories via Implicit Predicate Abstraction
      Alessandro Cimatti, Alberto Griggio, Sergio Mover, Stefano Tonetta
      Pages 46-61
    4. SMT-Based Verification of Software Countermeasures against Side-Channel Attacks
      Hassan Eldib, Chao Wang, Patrick Schaumont
      Pages 62-77
    5. Detecting Unrealizable Specifications of Distributed Systems
      Bernd Finkbeiner, Leander Tentrup
      Pages 78-92
    6. Synthesizing Safe Bit-Precise Invariants
      Arie Gurfinkel, Anton Belov, Joao Marques-Silva
      Pages 93-108
    7. GRASShopper
      Ruzica Piskac, Thomas Wies, Damien Zufferey
      Pages 124-139
  4. Complexity and Termination Analysis

    1. Alternating Runtime and Size Complexity Analysis of Integer Programs
      Marc Brockschmidt, Fabian Emmes, Stephan Falke, Carsten Fuhs, Jürgen Giesl
      Pages 140-155
    2. Proving Nontermination via Safety
      Hong-Yi Chen, Byron Cook, Carsten Fuhs, Kaustubh Nimkar, Peter O’Hearn
      Pages 156-171
    3. Ranking Templates for Linear Loops
      Jan Leike, Matthias Heizmann
      Pages 172-186
  5. Modeling and Model Checking Discrete Systems

    1. FDR3 — A Modern Refinement Checker for CSP
      Thomas Gibson-Robinson, Philip Armstrong, Alexandre Boulgakov, Andrew W. Roscoe
      Pages 187-201
    2. Concurrent Depth-First Search Algorithms
      Gavin Lowe
      Pages 202-216
    3. Basic Problems in Multi-View Modeling
      Jan Reineke, Stavros Tripakis
      Pages 217-232
    4. GPUexplore: Many-Core On-the-Fly State Space Exploration Using GPUs
      Anton Wijs, Dragan Bošnački
      Pages 233-247
  6. Timed and Hybrid Systems

    1. Forward Reachability Computation for Autonomous Max-Plus-Linear Systems
      Dieky Adzkiya, Bart De Schutter, Alessandro Abate
      Pages 248-262
    2. Compositional Invariant Generation for Timed Systems
      Lacramioara Aştefănoaei, Souha Ben Rayana, Saddek Bensalem, Marius Bozga, Jacques Combaz
      Pages 263-278
    3. Characterizing Algebraic Invariants by Differential Radical Invariants
      Khalil Ghorbal, André Platzer
      Pages 279-294

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2014, which took place in Grenoble, France, in April 2014, as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2014. The total of 42 papers included in this volume, consisting of 26 research papers, 3 case study papers, 6 regular tool papers and 7 tool demonstrations papers, were carefully reviewed and selected from 161 submissions. In addition the book contains one invited contribution. The papers are organized in topical sections named: decision procedures and their application in analysis; complexity and termination analysis; modeling and model checking discrete systems; timed and hybrid systems; monitoring, fault detection and identification; competition on software verification; specifying and checking linear time properties; synthesis and learning; quantum and probabilistic systems; as well as tool demonstrations and case studies.


algorithms automata theory complexity decision procedures dynamic analysis formal methods hardware verification hybrid models logic model checking models of computation probabilistic systems program specifications programming languages realtime software engineering softwrae verification static analysis theorem proving timed models

Editors and affiliations

  • Erika Ábrahám
    • 1
  • Klaus Havelund
    • 2
  1. 1.RWTH AachenGermany
  2. 2.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54861-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54862-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349