Automated Verification of Recursive Programs with Pointers

  • Frank de Boer
  • Marcello Bonsangue
  • Jurriaan Rot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7364)


We present a fully automated method for the verification of annotated recursive programs with dynamic pointer structures. Assertions are expressed in a dialect of dynamic logic extended with nominals and tailored to heap structures, in which one can express complex reachability properties. Verification conditions are generated using a novel calculus for computing the strongest postcondition of statements manipulating the heap, such as dynamic allocation and field-assignment. Further, we introduce a new decidable tableaux-based method and its prototype implementation to automatically check these verification conditions.


Operational Semantic Prototype Implementation Dynamic Logic Kripke Structure Dynamic Allocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank de Boer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcello Bonsangue
    • 1
  • Jurriaan Rot
    • 1
  1. 1.Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS)LeidenNetherlands
  2. 2.Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)AmsterdamNetherlands

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