The TLA +  Proof System: Building a Heterogeneous Verification Platform

  • Kaustuv Chaudhuri
  • Damien Doligez
  • Leslie Lamport
  • Stephan Merz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6255)


Model checking has proved to be an efficient technique for finding subtle bugs in concurrent and distributed algorithms and systems. However, it is usually limited to the analysis of small instances of such systems, due to the problem of state space explosion. When model checking finds no more errors, one can attempt to verify the correctness of a model using theorem proving, which also requires efficient tool support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaustuv Chaudhuri
    • 1
  • Damien Doligez
    • 2
  • Leslie Lamport
    • 3
  • Stephan Merz
    • 4
  1. 1.INRIA SaclayFrance
  2. 2.INRIA RocquencourtFrance
  3. 3.Microsoft Research Silicon ValleyUSA
  4. 4.INRIA NancyFrance

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