Deductive Functional Verification of Safety-Critical Embedded C-Code: An Experience Report

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This paper summarizes our experiences from an exercise in deductive verification of functional properties of automotive embedded C-code in an industrial setting. We propose a formal requirements model that supports the way C-code requirements are currently written at Scania. We describe our work, for a safety-critical module of an embedded system, on formalizing its functional requirements and verifying its C-code implementation by means of VCC, an established tool for deductive verification. We describe the obstacles we encountered, and discuss the automation of the specification and annotation effort as a prerequisite for integrating this technology into the embedded software design process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Systems Development DivisionScania ABSödertäljeSweden

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