Successes in Deployed Verified Software (and Insights on Key Social Factors)

  • June AndronickEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11800)


In this talk, we will share our experience in the successful deployment of verified software in a wide range of application domains, and, importantly, our insights on the key factors enabling such successful deployment, in particular the importance of the social aspects of a group working effectively together.

Our formally verified microkernel, seL4, is now used across the world in a number of applications that keeps growing. Our experience is that such an uptake is enabled not only by a technical strategy, but also by a tight integration of people from multiple disciplines and with both research and engineering profiles. This requires a strong social culture, with well designed processes, for working as one unified team. We share our observations on what concrete social structures have been key for us in creating real-world impact from research breakthroughs.



The author would like to thank Gerwin Klein and Carroll Morgan for their feedback on drafts of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIRO’s Data61 and UNSWSydneyAustralia

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