The Ideal of Verified Software

(Invited Talk)
  • Tony Hoare
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11817963_4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4144)
Cite this paper as:
Hoare T. (2006) The Ideal of Verified Software. In: Ball T., Jones R.B. (eds) Computer Aided Verification. CAV 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4144. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


The ideal of verified software has long been the goal of research in Computer Science. This paper argues that the time is ripe to embark on a Grand Challenge project to construct a program verifier, based on a sound and complete theory of programming, and evaluated by experimental application to a large and representative sample of useful computer software.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Hoare
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft Research 

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