Kronecker Algebra for Static Analysis of Barriers in Ada

  • Robert Mittermayr
  • Johann Blieberger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9695)


Kronecker algebra until now has been applied to concurrent programs that use semaphores and protected objects for synchronization. Like many other programming languages, Ada uses barriers, too. In this paper, we present a new synchronization construct for barriers. By applying this, we are able to statically analyze Ada multi-tasking programs that employ barriers for synchronization issues. It turns out that we can use our existing Kronecker algebra implementation completely unmodified for concurrent program graphs using such barrier synchronization primitives.


Static program analysis Ada tasking Synchronization primitives Thread synchronization Barriers Kronecker algebra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer Aided AutomationVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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