Using Automated Reasoning Systems on Molecular Computing

  • Carmen Graciani Díaz
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3384)


This paper is focused on the interplay between automated reasoning systems (as theoretical and formal devices to study the correctness of a program) and DNA computing (as practical devices to handle DNA strands to solve classical hard problems with laboratory techniques). To illustrate this work we have proven in the PVS proof checker, the correctness of a program, in a sticker based model for DNA computation, solving the pairwise disjoint families problem. Also we introduce the formalization of the Floyd–Hoare logic for imperative programs.


Proof Tree Memory Complex Sticker Model Hoare Logic Consequence Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Graciani Díaz
    • 1
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group on Natural Computing, Dpto. Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia ArtificialUniversidad de SevillaSpain

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