Certifying Hardware Model Checking Results

  • Zhengqi YuEmail author
  • Armin Biere
  • Keijo Heljanko
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11852)


Model checking is used widely as a formal verification technique for safety-critical systems. Certifying the correctness of model checking results helps increasing confidence in the verification procedure. This can be achieved by additional book-keeping inside existing model checkers. Based on this, we extended an existing BDD-based model checker as well as an IC3-based incremental inductive model checker, to generate certificates during the model checking procedure. We also introduce a proof checker which provides a standardised way to validate certificates generated from model checkers in conjunction with a SAT solver. The main goal is to establish a certification process for the hardware model checking competition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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