Data-Abstraction Refinement: A Game Semantic Approach

  • Aleksandar Dimovski
  • Dan R. Ghica
  • Ranko Lazić
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3672)


This paper presents a semantic framework for data abstraction and refinement for verifying safety properties of open programs. The presentation is focused on an Algol-like programming language that incorporates data abstraction in its syntax. The fully abstract game semantics of the language is used for model-checking safety properties, and an interaction-sequence-based semantics is used for interpreting potentially spurious counterexamples and computing refined abstractions for the next iteration.


Model Check Interaction Play Game Semantic Software Model Check Interaction Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandar Dimovski
    • 1
  • Dan R. Ghica
    • 2
  • Ranko Lazić
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniv. of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniv. of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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