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All-Path Reachability Logic

  • Andrei Ştefănescu
  • Ştefan Ciobâcă
  • Radu Mereuta
  • Brandon M. Moore
  • Traian Florin Şerbănută
  • Grigore Roşu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8560)


This paper presents a language-independent proof system for reachability properties of programs written in non-deterministic (e.g. concurrent) languages, referred to as all-path reachability logic. It derives partial-correctness properties with all-path semantics (a state satisfying a given precondition reaches states satisfying a given postcondition on all terminating execution paths). The proof system takes as axioms any unconditional operational semantics, and is sound (partially correct) and (relatively) complete, independent of the object language; the soundness has also been mechanized (Coq). This approach is implemented in a tool for semantics-based verification as part of the \(\mathbb K\) framework.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrei Ştefănescu
    • 1
  • Ştefan Ciobâcă
    • 2
  • Radu Mereuta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Brandon M. Moore
    • 1
  • Traian Florin Şerbănută
    • 3
  • Grigore Roşu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”Romania
  3. 3.University of BucharestRomania

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