DynaMate: Dynamically Inferring Loop Invariants for Automatic Full Functional Verification

  • Juan Pablo Galeotti
  • Carlo A. Furia
  • Eva May
  • Gordon Fraser
  • Andreas Zeller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8855)


DYNAMATE is a tool that automatically infers loop invariants and uses them to prove Java programs correct with respect to a given JML functional specification. DYNAMATE improves the flexibility of loop invariant inference by integrating static (proving) and dynamic (testing) techniques with the goal of combining their complementary strengths. In an experimental evaluation involving 26 Java methods of java.util annotated with JML pre- and postconditions, it automatically discharged over 97% of all proof obligations, resulting in automatic complete correctness proofs of 23 out of the 26 methods.


Proof Obligation Correctness Proof Loop Invariant Array Access Software Model Checker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Galeotti
    • 1
  • Carlo A. Furia
    • 2
  • Eva May
    • 1
  • Gordon Fraser
    • 3
  • Andreas Zeller
    • 1
  1. 1.Software EngineeringSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Software Engineering, Department of Computer ScienceETH ZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldUK

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